Dawson's Creek's James Van Der Beek and wife announce name of new baby

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Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly have announced the name of their new baby daughter.

The proud parents told their fans and followers on social media that they had named their third child Annabel. Cute!

Kimberly Van Der Beek shares cute picture with husband James, January 2014

© Instagram / vanderkimberly

Actor James became a dad for the third time after he and his wife welcomed a baby daughter at home on Saturday, 25 January.

And yesterday (Friday 31 January), Kimberly posted the baby's chosen name on Instagram.

Kimberly VanDerBeek announces the name of their new baby girl, 31 January 2014

© Instagram / vanderkimberly

Alongside white writing of the name Annabel, with hearts at either end, Kimberly said: "We named our baby girl."

How I Met Your Mother star James appeared on US show The Talk Friday to promote his new film Labour Day and described how the pair came to the decision.

He said: "We felt like we needed to meet [her] first... and we're just lazy.

"We had not had a single discussion about a name before the baby was born. I said, 'By the way, do you have a name?' She said, 'Well, only one name came to me.' I said, 'Yeah only one name came to me too.' And it was the same name."

'Labor Day' film premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Canada - 07 Sep 2013
James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly

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James confirmed he'd had a third child via Twitter on Monday, writing: "Outnumbered by kids, outnumbered by girls, outlandishly grateful and thrilled... Watch out world, VDB baby #3 made her debut last night :)"

James, 36, and former business consultant Kimberly are already parents to daughter Olivia, three, and son Joshua, who is nearly two.

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