Proud new parents Jessica Marais and James Stewart have shared the first picture of their week-old baby girl with Who, which is on sale now. Scout Edie Stewart was born in Sydney on May 9, and Jessica and James revealed the story behind how her name was chosen. Jessica said, “To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favourite novels, my mum brought me up reading it, and it never fails to move me.” It’s also a tribute to her late father, Tony, because Atticus Finch, Scout’s father in the novel, reminded Jessica of him. They also liked the name because it worked for a boy or girl, and the engaged couple, who met on the set of Packed to the Rafters and shared an onscreen romance, had decided to keep the gender a surprise until the birth. Physically, little Scout bears a strong resemblance to her father but James said she has “her mum’s lips and my nose.” Congrats to the family!
See the First Picture of Jessica Marais and James Stewart's Baby Girl, Scout!