March 18, 2008 10:59 PM

Update: Baby’s name is Nahla Ariela Aubry. Halle tells friend Nancy O’Dell of Access Hollywood that she had a vaginal birth and that her daughter’s name is pronounced GNAW-lah ARE-ee-EL-uh.

We didn’t have a name picked out until just before we left the hospital. For us it was hard to name the most important person in our life until we met her.

Don’t wait around for images of the baby however. Halle’s rep says,

Halle doesn’t have any plans for any photos to be sold or released.

Update March 16th: Halle’s rep has confirmed to Us Weekly and People, saying Halle is "doing great."

Originally posted 8:15 pm: Actress Halle Berry, 41, and her boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, 32, are first time parents after welcoming a daughter this morning, Sunday March 16th. The 7 lbs, 4 oz baby girl arrived at 10:17 am at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, CA.

Click below to read Star‘s info, and the rest of the birth announcement.

Halle’s rep has not yet been able to be reached for confirmation. Weare currently unsure if the below account from Star is true, as Halle was spotted out shopping for candles yesterday afternoon.

According to a Star magazine source,

Halle felt her contractions come on a lot more intensely later Saturdaynight so she came back to the hospital at 11:00 pm and gave birth this morning.

Halle was overcome with emotion when she finally held her little girl.She said everything she had gone through was worth that moment. Thetears kept coming as Halle didn’t even want the nurses to take her babyto clean her up and measure. It was a truly beautiful scene.

Halle announced that she was three months pregnant in September, telling Oprah that she and Gabriel had chosen a delivery surprise because,

We have a whole life[time] to know whatit is. There’s so few genuine surprises in life anymore — why not haveahuge surprise? I like fantasizing [that] one day it’s a girl, one dayit’sa boy.

Halle also posed for In Style‘s February issue and discussed her ‘geriatric’ pregnancy, and the fact that yes, the baby does have to come out!

Source: Star

Thanks to CBB readers Madeleine, Britt, Julie, Karine, Kaitlyn and Heather.

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