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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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  • jasmine

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

  • Russian girl

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

  • yuck

    don’t like it, sounds weird.

  • omg

    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

    naaaaaaay! horrible name.

  • Ally

    I think it’s beautiful, classic and traditional.

  • anon

    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.

  • anon

    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.

  • wow

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

  • better

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

  • Lucas

    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.

  • boogie

    cool and unique name!

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

  • XXX

    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!

  • Kendra

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

  • Nay…

  • Mai

    Violet is much better..
    but congratulation to them

  • Sassy

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

  • tora

    What an old classical name, love it.

  • mandy


  • Mr. Pink

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

    They should do what they feel like, #119.

  • RM

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

  • someone

    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.

  • lylee

    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

  • hannah

    she will just get called sera

  • brie2009

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

  • Alison

    Ugh! That is all I am gonna say…

  • lorena

    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.

  • ryan

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

  • white witch

    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

    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.

  • Ashley

    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 !

  • http://justjared Pam

    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!

  • serena

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

  • haha

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

  • shamrock

    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!


  • Monikah

    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!!!!



  • Lissy

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

  • http://google toni

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

  • Cynthia

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

  • just_kate

    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.

  • smileamy

    pretty name!

  • Clothesline

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

  • Trisha

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

  • myob

    Sera Rose would be OK but…

    Seraphina Affleck sounds HORRIBLE!!!

  • zui

    love that name!!!

    shortform sera :)

  • George Feeny

    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

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

  • violetluver

    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!

  • http://bellajlo stef

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