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Seraphina Affleck -- Jennifer Garner's New Daughter!

Seraphina Affleck -- Jennifer Garner's New Daughter!

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have announced the name of their second daughter — Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck.

Jen‘s rep told People the news first.

Seraphina, who joins 3-year-old big sis Violet, is “derived from the Biblical word ‘seraphim,’ which was Hebrew in origin and meant ‘fiery ones.’ ” She was born last Tuesday (January 6) in Los Angeles.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the name Seraphina — YAY or NAY?

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# 1

Aww, that’s pretty! I love it! Congratulations to the beautiful family! :)

# 2

cute name!!!! Violet and Seraphina!!!!!

# 3

Cuuuuute! I like that it is biblical!

# 4


Yay! Very cute…

# 5
ava alexis @ 01/13/2009 at 4:00 pm

Seraphina is a lovely name unlike bronx mowgi

# 6

I love Violet. Seraphina seems cute too.

# 7

Of course they like it. It’s American enough.

# 8

that is a cute name!! it is one of those weird unique ones i actually like!

# 9

I love that name! Seraphina and Violet are beautiful names! :-)

I prefer Rose Elizabeth or Elizabeth Rose. I have nothing against biblical names, I just don’t like the name Seraphina very well. Rose is a hue like violet, so I think that it would have been more appropriate to name the baby Rose.

i’m speaking Hebrew and living in israel but i never hear about the name Seraphina!!!!!!!!
but im starting to like it (;

NAY. Sounds too old-fashioned, like Josephine or Geraldine

xoxoxxxooox @ 01/13/2009 at 4:07 pm

it’s okay. they’ll probably call her sera, which is pretty.

How do you pronoune it?

Alexkziel @ 01/13/2009 at 4:14 pm

BORING and ridiculous, just like her parents….

Seraphine is a HORRIBLE name, in spanish is “Serafina” xD Is a name ridiculous for me, but, Violet is a cute name.

Seraphina Affleck sounds like a Harry Potter character. I like it.

whatever, yo @ 01/13/2009 at 4:22 pm

Seraphina = SARAH- FEENA

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[☆I n F a m o u s☆] @ 01/13/2009 at 4:24 pm

…`why they had to give her such an ugly name?!? LOL
…`lemme get my notepad – and get my ;fugly-jokes ready.

I like it. It’s not as traditional as I would have thought of them.

I have heard it before, my Mother is Italian and it can also be an Italian name (but spelt differently..Serafina which I prefer, “ph” seems odd in a girl’s name to me). My Mom had an Aunt Serafina in her Italian family.

As some said, she’ll probably get called Sera from her family and in America though, but Italians don’t shorten it.

It’s like the name Angelina, I love the long version, not so much the Angie though (I love any name with the sound “Angel” in it, such as Angelica, Angelique, Angelina, ect.).

lakers fan in boston @ 01/13/2009 at 4:27 pm

stupid name tbh
they should have called her lily

i think it’s pronounced SAY-RAH-FEE-NAH
i don’t like it very much but that’s not my baby so it’s cool if they like it

upcoming inaugural @ 01/13/2009 at 4:31 pm

I wonder who little Seraphina looks like.

It would have been cute to name her Lily or Rose. There is an actress is Hollywood (can’t remember her name) who is named after a flower and all her sisters too. But maybe the Afflecks thought that was too tacky LOL.

Very unusual, but it’s pretty.

Here in Brazil its a name thats not used for decades. You only see women in the verge of dying named like this.

brittanyh @ 01/13/2009 at 4:35 pm

Rose seems to be a favorite Hollywood name.

omg please call her sera.

Stupide celebrity!!

ava alexis @ 01/13/2009 at 4:36 pm

justme the actress is Poppy Montgomery
Poppy’s sisters are named Rosie Thorn, Daisy Yellow, Lily Belle and Marigold Sun – all named after flowers

What a sweet name! I can’t wait to see her and Violet together! :)

It seems too old-fashioned for a baby girl.

groundcontrol @ 01/13/2009 at 4:38 pm

Meh. For me this name is a miss. Maybe it wll grow on me. It does have the potential to be a strong name.
Uh oh. It just occurred to me. Are they going to call her Seri? Seri vs. Suri – I can see it now. Grudge Match Battle of the Hollywood Tykes. “Your daddy’s in the closet.” “NO! YOUR daddy’s in the closet.”

UGLY name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What on earth are they thinking !??

They should get rid of the “Seraphina” part and just give her “Rose Elizabeth” to coincide with lil’ Violet!

I bet when she grows up she’ll be called “Rose” or even “Sarah” for short!

mickeymouse @ 01/13/2009 at 4:42 pm

LMAO, that’s worst than Chase Milan…biblical I don’t think those two have anything spiritual about them.

How stupid giving someone three names, give me a f#cking break!

It’s a cute name with some elegance added on there. At least they didn’t give their baby a really stupid name like Apple or Bronx Mowgli.

Serafina like the witch in The Golden Compass!

… great!

what a pretty name!! but yeah, here in Brazil it’s a very old and unusal name.

humm If they call it Sera she’s gonna feel unique and I tink It is a pretty name

Why not? I don’t get those two middle names, though. I know I know, it’s up to them, but does anybody know why they gave her two middle names? I like Rose and I love Elizabeth but Seraphina Rose Elizabeth is quite mouthful. I think Seraphina Rose would be just simpler and nicer. Like a fantasy princess or what. :)

sounds like jewish name Serafima(((( not a cute name for a little girl

Immediately made me think of the witch queen, Serafina Pekkala, from His Dark Materials…

it is nice – like the musical. better than marigold or something.

pliepi from Holland @ 01/13/2009 at 5:03 pm

I think it is an unique name!!!!
Serephina Rose Elizabeth Affleck. Just a normal, sweet, special and unique name for a ‘fiery’ quite girl!

I realy love it! I have an aunt and her name is Severina, and my own name is also Elizabeth. The three names are beatiful. I’m wondering how you came up =-)

And I think they are a bit spiritual, because they also baptized little Violet… so the name linked to the bible sounds cool! ‘Fiery ones’; I think we have to watch out!

Congratulations Ben, Jennifer and big sister Violet! I hope you will be very happy for many years!!!

Shemp lugosi @ 01/13/2009 at 5:08 pm

poor child, she’s going to have enough problems just having pretend-straight parents!

Haahaa i dont like the name, but its actually very funny.

Tennessee wants ya'll back @ 01/13/2009 at 5:09 pm

OMG so stupid

these dumb ass celebs need to stop with these awful names!

postwatcher @ 01/13/2009 at 5:17 pm

Seraphina is Italian. There a million Italian Pasta/Pizza joints named that.

BECKY SMITH @ 01/13/2009 at 5:19 pm

Chase Milan Affleck.. sounds like it is a car..Seraphina is a cute name
They probably weren’t thinking of The Compass or any other movie..
when they thought of the name…Just like Suri name is the same
it is a biblical name too.. Hebrew name. Thanks Jen for finally giving us the name of your new daughter.. Hope we get to see her soon.

Did they ask for your it YOUR baby? How would you like if strangers all commented on the names you chose (or will choose) for your children? Better find something else to do in life than criticize baby names.

I must say i’m with the minority – not that keen, seems a little old fashioned. Maybe it’s a grower (like Zuma)

I really don’t like the name but it is their child sothey can call it what they like

Of course. Let all the Golden Globes stuff die down and THEN announce the baby’s name. And thanks to the delay, the media ***** Afflecks got themselves two weeks of publicity.

Rose Elizabeth is actually pretty, but they spoiled it with the Seraphina.


Seraphina reminds me of Sangria shes a cocktail haha

I don’t like that name at all!!! I like Violet more.

I wonder if they named the baby after each of their grandmas or another family member since she has two middle names.

Ben’s mom, Jennifer’s mom, and Jennifer all have the middle name Anne. So they named Violet – - – Violet Anne.

Her names too f****** long by the way

Yeah its a different name.
Sounds pretty cute.

ugly name. sorry. sera is pretty. seraphina sounds sci-fi bizarre. sorry.

oh my god, what an awful name in spanish means serafina and is awful, it doesnt match with violet, i would rather they named their baby girl Rose Elizabeth only. NAAAAAAY.

Don’t like it at all. I like the comment from #10, and agree with that.

its okay, they should have put rose as the first name.

wasent their a movie about a girl named Seraphina who was a black women, who called tortured by white men…and she faught for the black slaves

They should do what they feel like doing since THEY are the parents, #39.

Yeah, #59. I won’t lie and say that I can’t help shuddering at some names but it’s pointless and just plain wrong to sit around slamming the parents till..what? Till they can’t stand the whining of strangers on the internet and name her something differently?

Right, #61.

Get real, #62.

Boo-hoo, #69…It doesn’t match with Violet…Since when do people pick names like that?

They sure as hell don’t care what you’d rather want.

They should have done what they felt like doing, #72.

Better than Apple or Sunday Rose.

#73: you are referring to the South African musical – great musical – Serafina. Great music to that show.

She can always go by just Sera.

Awhhh congrats :D

Im not that into it but she will probably be called SERA most of the time anyway

groundcontrol @ 01/13/2009 at 6:35 pm

Team Lara Croft @ 01/13/2009 at 6:21 pm #73: you are referring to the South African musical – great musical – Serafina. Great music to that show.


Agree completely. Wonderful movie. Very moving.

Seraphina @ 01/13/2009 at 6:39 pm

I bet they will call her Sera

I have to laugh at a lot of you ignoramuses. It’s not a weird celeb name. It’s an angelic name, and quite lovely, and no more old fashioned or weird than, say, Angelina.

And anyone who dictates what other people should or shouldn’t name their kids desperately needs a life.

aww love them and my aunts kid is named Serephina, it’s a beautiful name.

I like it. It’s not traditional, but doesn’t smack of privilege and arrogance either, like “Bronx Mowgli” Seraphina isn’t my type of name, but is still lovely in my opinion, and can spawn a few great nicknames (its bit of a mouthful) “Sera” “Fina” “Fifi”


I like it!!!!!!!
Seraphina! Beautiful name. Sweet and elegant.
I like it!

beautiful (:

The name is Ugly!!!!

I think that is a very pretty @ 01/13/2009 at 7:22 pm

name. So feminine and strong, and it fits with Violets.

reminds me of seraphina pekkala from the golden compass(:
she was pretty. well, eva green, who played her was pretty. it’s great name.

I think it’s a terrible name. It seems pretentious and overblown. I don’t even like the nickname Sera. Everyone will always think it’s Sara and she’ll spend her life explaining her name. Life’s hard enough without that.

African Girl @ 01/13/2009 at 7:29 pm

I like it!!
If they had gone with Seraphina Elizabeth Rose Affleck, her initials would still be SERA. :)

LMAO! yuck! They should of stayed with Chase Milan Garner Affleck!

Serafina (pronounced the same) is a Marvel Comics female Superhero. I forget what powers she has, but maybe they chose that name because of the action hero thing. Who knows. Maybe some great great grandmother of the one of them had the name. It certainly is unusual.

emma_leigh @ 01/13/2009 at 7:44 pm

I think it’s….pretty awful to saddle a baby with that name. No offense to Ben & Jen meant. Hope they call her Sera!

Whoops — I’ve just been told Serafina is a villain in the Marvel comics universe!!! Not a superhero! That makes the name pretty bad ……..!!! (Sorry — I thought it was a superhero).

Another nutball Hollywood baby name! What is it with these people? Are they all on drugs? SMH!

Adoring Fan @ 01/13/2009 at 8:38 pm

Wow, I must admit I was not expecting that. I REALLY like it a lot. I can’t wait to learn how they decided on it. It will probably be hard for her to learn how to spell it. I guess they are expecting another genius child like Violet.

I don’t think the name is too long. It’s not like they are going to call her by all three/four names every day! lol I don’t like the name though. It’s a surprise. Not what I was expecting from Jennifer. However, on the other hand, I think nearly EVERYONE in the blogosphere that ever commented on what they think Jennifer would name this kid came up with Rose and Elizabeth in their top 10 and Rose was in MOST top 3s. So, maybe not a lot of imagination there if 100s or 1000s of people can guess your kid’s name before you announce it.

Seriously people… it’s not a weirdo, made up name, but a real and kinda traditional but uncommon name. Get it through your skulls: uncommon and “weird Hollywood” are not one and the same.

Anyone who thinks its ugly ought to have their standards of beauty checked. It’s lovely sounding.

I love this name its gorgeous and makes me think of angels. Smartest baby naming couple out there

Russian girl @ 01/13/2009 at 9:14 pm

Seraphina Rose Elizabeth….I think it’s absolutely charming and beautiful name for girl! Really like it.. Congrats to happy family from Russia)))

don’t like it, sounds weird.

the name is just awful, looks like a grandmother’s name, and WHAT ABOUT ZUMA? I THINK IS LOVELY,ITS STRANGE SO WHAT BUT CUTE NOT OLD AND UGLY.

rennaisance @ 01/13/2009 at 9:27 pm

naaaaaaay! horrible name.

I think it’s beautiful, classic and traditional.

Love it. It sounds so royal. actually it would be better spelled Sarafina which is more common. But this is the second best name after Salma’s baby girl Valentina.

oh also I see some of you have no culture. The additional names could be family and Catholic names. You when are born you get a automatic Chistian name in addition fo your name. Long names are typically Catholic and Irish.

Reminds me of the South African musical Sarafina, I saw it when I was young on Broadway.

much better than that STUPID chase milan. hope the person who made up that name won’t be naming any kids soon.

how horrid. Rose Elizabeth would have been lovely and a nice compliment to big sis Violet.

why do hollywood parents feel the need to torture their children with horrible stupid names.

cool and unique name!

not at all weird like some names like Zuma, Apple, etc,,,

And look: Sera is the kid’s initial (S. E. R. A.). Poor little Violet was like an afterthought.

Jen’s trying too hard to be hip- lmao!

What they choose to name their baby is none of my business. Or yours.

Violet is much better..
but congratulation to them

I know it’ll grow on me because Ben & Jen are such great parents to Violet

What an old classical name, love it.


A compliment, #111? Since when do people pick names like that? Mind your own kids’ names.

They should do what they feel like, #119.

I would take Serafina over Bronx Mowgli anyday. Very nice name

Something just occurred to me. I was thinking about it wrong. Jennifer naming her kid Seraphina is strange to me. But Ben naming his kid Seraphina makes sense. Sorta. Seraphina is to Ben as Gia is to Matt. Although it is quite a bit more incongruous for Ben.

oh poor baby :D this is a terrible name, how they call her for short? Sera? I feel sorry for poor little girl, her classmates will make fun of her :D

she will just get called sera

agree with you on that #5! Never heard of this name but its very interesting Seraphina.

Ugh! That is all I am gonna say…

Horrible name to give a baby it’s an old name, for an old woman not a little babe. It’s also a latina name. Seraphina, is a name a lot of latinos give their children. I think Ben chose this name, because Jennifer Lopez liked it.

I love that name. It’s different, yes, but it’s not out there. :]

white witch @ 01/14/2009 at 5:13 am

Seraphina is the name of the kind witch in Northern Lights in the wonderful trilogy of novels by Philip Pulman. It’s a rather old fashion name.

Adoring Fan @ 01/14/2009 at 5:29 am

If JLo liked the name, why didn’t she name her own baby that instead of that nick name she gave her? Please leave JLo out of this. This has nothing to do with her. Ben and Jen have been together longer that him & JLo were. Please put an end to that ignorance. That is ancient history.

Seraphina ! Oh my god…It’s..ugly ! In french, Seraphine is almost okay..(et encore!) but Seraphina ? NAY !
But I was sure that they’ll name her Rose because of Violet so !

poor girl I just wonder what these parents were thinking? How ugly, and dumb to name her something so stupid How would you like to write out that long name, the meaning of the name is beautiful, but what an ugly name itself!

hated it!!! Couldn’t they come up with a more common name. Seraphina sounds like an egyptian goddess name. Ugh!! who wants that-

they wanted to name their 2ºnd daughter uglier because violet is cute but this? oh noo..

I LOVE IT!!! It is a name that you never hear, so I guess it’s understandable for others to have some dislike due to ignorance. As mentioned, they have many options for the what they want to call her. Sera, Phinny, Rose, Rosie, Beth, Liz, and so forth. You did good Jen and Ben and I’m soo looking forward to seeing this beautiful and healthy baby girl. Baby girls just keep bringing out the tender side in you. Violet is going to love having a sissy to play dolls, games, dress-up with.

Love you Benny boy and all the best to the familia always!


Seraphina it´s not a cute name at all, i think she´s cute but she deserved another name something like: Lilly or Samantha something common……now Jennifer is using those weird names as other celebrities (Suri, Shiloh, Apple, Pax,…..just for mention some)

Good luck to the new parents n’ Big Sister VIOLET!!!!


Seraphina is a bit too long and very old…its not a ugly name but not very pretty too.I like Violet more.

sounds cute, new name never heard of that before.
Can’t wait to see the baby.

They picked a beautiful name for their daughter. Congrats Afflecks!

just_kate @ 01/14/2009 at 5:48 pm

Seraphina comes from the word Seraphim, the highest order of angels. So, yes it is an old name, but I think it is quite lovely. It’s not weird or trendy, but rather a biblical name, so I don’t understand people’s comments on how it is a “hollywood” name.

The name “Rose” is an old name… Always makes me think of Kate Winslet’s character in Titanic and my ancient great-aunt.

Congratulations to the Affleck family.

pretty name!

Clothesline @ 01/15/2009 at 5:15 am

fugly name for a brat to 2 narcissistic idiots for parents.

To Lucas and *** The Baby was named after
Grandparents Elizebeth is Ben’s Grandmother
Seraphina Rose Jennifer’s Grandmother

Sera Rose would be OK but…

Seraphina Affleck sounds HORRIBLE!!!

love that name!!!

shortform sera :)

George Feeny @ 01/15/2009 at 6:51 pm

I don’t really mind the name, but I don’t really understand why celebs have to give their kids weird names. What’s wrong with something simple?

I’m sure Seraphina will get shortened over time to Sera or something. Lucky her. She could have a name like Cocoa Arquette.

lovememadly @ 01/15/2009 at 10:04 pm

Its horrible.
what where they thinking.
In english or spanish its a horrid name.

violetluver @ 01/16/2009 at 3:34 pm

I think its a kool name but they should at leat tell you how to say it but violet and seraphina – cute but i cant wait to see what she looks like!

that name its ridiculous its horrible in SPANISH if she lives in a latin country the kids will laugh of her


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I love Ben so much!! but No! i dont like! =PPP

Seraphina? What on earth were they thinking…? It’s terrible! I thought they said no weird names anyway, and that it would be traditional :-S Me confused….

ELIZABETH @ 01/19/2009 at 7:05 am

love it so cute and I like that my name is her third even though I know it has nothing to do with me :) great name though good luck guys I’ll be praying for you.

I really thought this couple would stick with “normal” names.

NAY. I don’t care about the root, I think they should’ve picked something everyone can pronounce.

It just seems like they are doing what the rest of hollywood is doing now. So disappointed.

Seraphina @ 01/22/2009 at 4:29 pm

My name is Seraphina! Never used to like the name when I was little but kind of like it now. High school was the worst when they used to call me sera-*****. Bad times. I think my parents got it from a baby’s name book or something.

My names Serafina, I think its very unique and pretty name. I like it spelt better with an “f” rather than a “ph”. Its still a nice name though =)

congratulation~! i didnt know this true hahaha wow

i love the name Seraphina!! my mom’s best friend is named Seraphina and she’s an amazing person.

kinsey ceridwen @ 04/08/2009 at 7:39 pm

I really like it . Seraphina Rose Elizabeth. I prefer Seraphina Elizabeth Rose, but either way, its cute

omg! thats my name. but everyone calls me sera. but the family calls me phina haha (:

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I think it is beautiful.. No one should ever judge a person by the name of their child.. Maaybe seraphina sounds ugly to all you people, but maybe the names of your children sound ugly to them and the rest of the world. It’s a matter of opion and it’s none of our business what they name THEIR child.. Leave them alone.. They are beautiful wonderful people and have beautiful children.. you guys are just haters..

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