Joel Christie, The Daily Telegraph, reports
Aussie actress Jessica Marais did an "amazing" job at the birth of her baby girl, according to her beaming fiance James Stewart.
Stewart, the soon-to-be former Packed To The Rafters star, and Marais welcomed their daughter, Scout Edie Stewart, at 5.41pm on Wednesday after a 12-hour labour.
"Jess is great," a glowing Stewart said.
"She's amazing. I can't believe women do that."
He said both extended families were over the moon following the arrival of the healthy baby, with Marais' mum particularly excited about becoming a grandmother.
"This is Jess' mum's first grandchild, so they're very excited," Stewart said.
Having opted to be surprised, Stewart, 36, had a wager with his Logie-winning bride-to-be over their baby's gender, predicting the bub would be a girl.
Baby name specialists were quick to point out the pair have likely scouted their little one's unique moniker in the US, where they plan to relocate as early as next month so Marais can continue her promising stateside career.
In 2011, just six Australian children were called Scout, according to the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, with seven recorded the year before.
Danielle Townsend, editor of website BabyCentre, said the name was probably inspired by the surge in popularity of the name Harper following the birth of Victoria and David Beckham's daughter last year.
Harper Lee wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning American novel To Kill A Mockingbird. Scout was one of its central characters.
"Bruce Willis and Demi Moore also have a Scout but she is an adult, so the name has been in use for a while. Our database shows Scout has become less common, with about 150 children taking the name last year (in America)," she said.