Following reports that the British actress had recently given birth to her first child with her husband, Mumford & Son’s Marcus Mumford, Carey Mulligan confirmed on Monday that she is the proud new mother of a baby girl named Evelyn. Mulligan told Entertainment Tonight that the little one’s name, which means “beautiful bird,” just came to her.
Evelyn is the first child for The Great Gatsby star, 30, and her husband, 28, who married in 2012. The famously private couple were once childhood pen pals who reconnected later in life with the help of famous friend, Jake Gyllenhaal.
It is a busy time for Mulligan, who reportedly welcomed her baby just three weeks ago. She is already hard at work promoting her latest film, Suffragette, which also stars Meryl Streep. The movie tells the story of the British suffrage movement of the late 19th and 20th century.