Ryan Reynolds Defends His Daughter's Name


Ryan Reynold’s is speaking out against those who criticize his daughter’s “masculine” name.

Reynolds and Blake Lively married in 2012. In December 2014, they welcomed their daughter James into the world.

The “Deadpool” star has defended his choice to name his daughter a traditional boy's name, according to ABC News.

The 39-year-old set the record straight in an interview with ITV's "Good Morning Britain" on Feb. 5, that James is named after Reynold's late father.

Some wonder if the decision was partially due to Reynold’s wife, Blake, who also has a name that is traditionally male.

"In the spectrum of weird celebrity baby names, I feel like we're not really breaking any new ground here," says Reynolds. "I mean, I didn't call her Summer Squash Meadow Lark, or something."

He later joked about the other ridiculous naming options him and his wife could have given James.

"I also thought of all the letters being silent in her name, so it would be just be 'Haa,'" Reynolds says.

Reynolds and Lively confirmed in March 2015 that they had already decided to name their girl after his late father, reports US Magazine.

“It’s out there,” Reynolds said at the time. “It’s James. Everyone knows, and I told everyone who would listen before it was out there that I didn’t want to be the first guy screaming it out to the media because, as we know, little girls turn into teenage girls and little teenage girls sometimes scan through the archives and go, 'Why did you do that?’”

Reynolds also discusses how "fun" it is being a father, and said that baby James is "teething at the moment."

"I love being a father. I don't want to be one of those celebs who talks about being a parent like they're the only person in the world who has ever done it," Reynolds says. "It's the most common thing in the world but the most profound. It's super fun. I just love it."

Although James is the first child for both Reynolds and Lively, the A-list couple are said to want more children in the future, according to ABC News.

Sources: ABC News, ITV, US Magazine / Photo credit: ITV

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