J.K. Rowling Names Baby Girl Mackenzie
The Harry Potter author says she's "delighted" after the Jan. 23 delivery
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and her husband Neil Murray have announced the name of their new baby girl: Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray.
“Neil and I are absolutely delighted to say that our new daughter arrived on Sunday evening,” Rowling says in a statement on her Web site. “Her name is Mackenzie Murray (middle names Jean Rowling) and she is ridiculously beautiful, though I suppose I might be biased.”
The new mom adds: “Thank you all so very much for your kind congratulations on various fan sites, 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!”
As for the origin of Mackenzie, “It’s just a name that they like,” Rowling’s spokesman Mark Hutchinson tells PEOPLE.
Mackenzie Jean was born Jan. 23 in Edinburgh. Rowling and her husband also have a son David, who turns 2 in March. Rowling, who turns 40 in July, also has an 11-year-old daughter Jessica from a previous marriage.
Meanwhile, Rowling’s sixth installment in the young wizard series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is due to be published on July 16.