Baby daughter for JK Rowling

  January 24, 2005 at 11:44 AM ET
  Geri     CBBC Newsround
  jk rowling

Yesterday evening Harry Potter author JK Rowlingopens in new window gave birth to a new addition to her family, a baby girl. No name has been announced yet but Rowling and her husband, Dr. Neil Murray, are said to be "thrilled" at the birth.

I'm sure we all want to congratulate Jo & her family, additional news will be posted on her siteopens in new window shortly.

UPDATE: JK Rowling has updatedopens in new window her web site with the name of her new daughter: Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray.

From JK Rowling:

Neil and I are absolutely delighted to say that our new daughter arrived on Sunday evening. Her name is Mackenzie Murray (middle names Jean Rowling) and she is ridiculously beautiful, though I suppose I might be biased.

Thank you all so very much for your kind congratulations on various fansites, they mean more than you can know. I was planning to do a few more updates to this site when events overtook me on Sunday, so when I've got past the next feed or two, and maybe caught up on a little sleep, I shall make a few more tweaks. In the meantime, I hope you're all having as good a week as I am!


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