The Daily Telegraph reports
The late father of Jessica Marais will never be far away from the grandchild he was destined never to meet.
Speaking for the first time about the birth of her daughter, Australia's 27-year-old sweetheart and her fiance James Stewart have revealed the name "Scout" was the only name they had picked out - be it boy or girl - as a dedication to her dad Tony, who died from a heart attack in front of Marais when she was nine.
Introducing the nine-day-old bub - who seems the spitting image of her half-Chinese dad - the engaged couple have described their new family as a "team" to Who magazine.
"We called her Scout in my stomach because it suited both genders," Marais 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.
"Atticus Finch (Scout's father in the novel) always reminded me of my dad. He used to say not to judge a man until you have walked in his shoes, and he always encouraged me to treat other people with kindness and equality.
"Atticus and Scout have a very special relationship, so I was definitely paying tribute to him, in a way."
Having endured a 12-hour labour, the former Packed To The Rafters actress admitted that becoming a mother has been overwhelming: "You wouldn't be human if there wasn't a moment where you felt overwhelmed in a slightly terrified way," she said.
Stewart, who is gearing up to be a stay-at-home dad when the trio move to the US, said he has become completely "selfless".
"When the baby is born a team is born, because a mum and dad are born as well," he said.