Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Little Girl
Meet Mariska’s new addition to her family –a little week-old girl they named Amaya Josephine.
Mariska told People magazine that the name Amaya came from her favorite girl’s name, Maya. “I like that name, but I wanted her to have the same initials as August,” she said. “I thought adding the ‘A’ was so feminine. Amaya sounded so open and feminine and beautiful — just like her.”
This is Mariska’s second child with actor Peter Hermann. Their 4 year old son, August is equally excited about the news. Mariska exclaims, “He is over the moon. He calls her his baby because he says the whole thing was his idea.”