09/18/2008 at 09:05 AM EDT
What's in a name? Your future if you're going to be Eric Mabius's second son.
"My wife, [interior designer Ivy Sherman
], wants a French name, but I don’t know. I’ll have to enroll him in karate right away if I give him a French name,” the Ugly Betty
star tells PEOPLE. "I was thinking Raphael with the p-h spelling. It’s a cool name. I guess he’ll be a painter or a sculptor or something.”
Recently relocated from Los Angeles, Mabius and family are enjoying Manhattan – especially 2-year-old Max, who thinks of it as "an island full of playgrounds," Mabius, 37, says at a launch party for Vertu Signature Collection mobile phones at the Plaza Hotel Thursday.
And now that his costar, Rebecca Romijn, is expecting twin girls
, Mabius says he will definitely be taking his children to play with them during the show.
“Oh, all the time," he says. "Max is a hit on set.” RELATED ARTICLES:
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