October 01, 2010 03:00 PM

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Looks like Joe Don Rooney‘s daughter Raquel Rooney won’t be the only baby girl in the Rascal Flatts crew!

After a June announcement revealing that he and his wife Allison were expecting their first child, bassist Jay DeMarcus now tells Country Weekly the couple are thinking pink: Madeline Leigh will make her big debut in January.

“Leigh is Ally’s middle name and we finally settled on a [first] name that we both liked together,” DeMarcus shares, adding that she will go by Maddy.

And while fatherhood is coming a bit later in life than DeMarcus, 39, had hoped, he admits the best things are worth waiting for.

“This is a part of my life I’ve wanted for some time and just had to wait a little longer to get there,” he explains. “I’m really excited and can’t wait to kiss [her] face off.”

— Anya Leon

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