Siti Nurhaliza introduces baby girl Siti Aafiyah Khalid to the world

PHOTO: Instagram/Siti Nurhaliza

KUALA LUMPUR: Siti Aafiyah Khalid. That's the name of Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza's baby girl.

The 39-year-old singer announced her name during the aqiqah and tahnik ceremonies – religious observances held to celebrate and welcome the newborn – held at their home in Bukit Antarabangsa Sunday night.

Siti Aafiyah was born on Monday (March 19) at 8.17am and weighed 3.55kg.

The arrival of the baby marked the end of the singer and her husband Datuk Seri Khalid Mohamad Jiwa's 11-year wait for a child.

The couple tied the knot in Aug 2006.

Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin shared the first official snapshot of her newborn daughter on her Instagram page, a week after she was born.

She has been referring to her daughter by a temporary name Fatimah Az-Zahra, which is the name of Prophet Muhammad's daughter.

Siti gave birth to her daughter on March 19, which is also the date of birth of Prophet Muhammad (1 Rejab on the Islamic calender).