Mandy Moore is a mama! The This Is Us star announced the birth of her and husband Taylor Goldsmith's first child, a baby boy, on Feb. 23, and we love his name: August Harrison Goldsmith. "He was punctual and arrived right on his due date, much to the delight of his parents," Mandy wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of her son. "We were prepared to fall in love in all sorts of brand new ways, but it goes beyond anything we could have ever imagined."
The name August, which has Latin origins and translates to "great" or "magnificent," has been in the Social Security Administration's top 1,000 names of the year since it began collecting data in 1900. Most recently, in 2019, August was the 167th most popular name for boys. Plus, it comes with a bunch of cute nicknames, like Gus and Auggie (the former was already used by Mandy in her announcement post!).
Mandy says that she and Taylor picked the name for a couple of reasons, and their choice was affirmed when Taylor gave her a very sweet blanket that has patchwork letters. "It was last August when @taylordawesgoldsmith and I found out we were having a boy (it's also Taylor's birth month) and we always loved the name... so it was settled very early on in our book," she wrote on Instagram. "Then for our anniversary in November, T gifted me with this blanket with the 'A' (for Amanda) made from extra material from my wedding dress and 'T' (for Taylor) from his wedding shirt. Felt like a very fitting amalgamation of our whole story. I can't wait to pass this on to our sweet August one day."
August's middle name, Harrison, is even more popular, landing at a ranking of the 112th most popular namein 2019. It's unclear as to whether Harrison carries meaning for the couple, but dang, does August Harrison Goldsmith flow, or what?
Congratulations to Mandy and Taylor on their little one's arrival. We hope to see more of Gus in the future!