By peoplestaff225
Updated November 10, 2009 03:00 PM

Here’s a sweet girl we haven’t seen in awhile!

Sean Patrick Thomas and Aonika Laurent brought their daughter Lola Jolie to Saturday’s March of Dimes Celebration of Babies event, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

How did the actors choose their 17-month-old baby girl’s name?

“I wanted to name her spirit, and I hoped to give her a French or Creole name,” Aonika explained.

“The baby was very active in my belly and loved music. I thought she had spunk. I suggested both ‘Lola’ and ‘Jolie’ as potential first names. Sean loved both.”

Once born, Sean and Aonika found the choices to be a great fit for their little one.

“Lola was alert, tiny, and filled with energy immediately. She was a ‘Lola,’ and of course we think she is absolutely beautiful, which is the meaning of the French word, ‘Jolie.’ It was perfect.”