Credit: Gina Glocksen-Ruzicka on Twitter

The American Idol family just got bigger by one! Gina Glocksen-Ruzicka, who placed 9th during Season 6 of the show, has welcomed a baby daughter with husband Joe Ruzicka, reports People. And get this: For their first child's name, the couple took a cue right from Game of Throneskicking off a trend we plan to see a lot of this year.

Daenerys Josephine arrived on July 10 in Chicago; the couple plans to call her Dany and will not be adopting dragons. (We kid in that last part… because we love).

Gina and Joe, who married in 2008, initially wanted to wait until baby Dany arrived to tell friends and family whether they were expecting a boy or a girl.

"We feel it's life's ultimate surprise!" the mother-to-be told People back in December. "I've always had a vision of the doctor in scrubs walking into the waiting room telling our family, 'It's a…'" But the secret was too great and the pair eventually gave in, sharing the good news they were expecting a little princess!


Since her days on Idol, the recently turned 30-year-old (her birthday was Independence Day) has joined up with performance group Ballroom With a Twist. She's also stayed close to fellow Idol alum Jordin Sparksthe Season 6 winner attended Gina's baby shower!

Congratulations to Gina and her family on their new royal addition!

SourcesPeopleGina Glocksen-Ruzicka on Instagram

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!