After remaining hush-hush for three months since his daughter with Blake Lively was born, Ryan Reynolds couldn't contain himself any longer and finally publicly confirmed the baby's name. And we're actually not too surprised by the name they chose!
In an interview with Willie Geist of Today in which Ryan was promoting his new film, Woman in Gold, he finally cracked when Willie asked in a round-about way what the little one's name is. At first Ryan joked that her name was Butternut Summersquash, then finally revealing the truth.
"It's James, " he said, confirming what everyone already thought to be true. "Everyone knows." As for why he and Blake decided to keep it secret for so long? Ryan added, "I didn't want to be the first guy screaming it out to the media," the new dad explained. "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?'"
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There were rumors going around upon her birth that the baby's name was Violet, and James was tossed around as well. But remaining tight-lipped in every interview up until now, Ryan often joked that his daughter's name was "Baby" or that she didn't have a name at all, certainly as a way to just avoid the question entirely.
Blake, on the other hand, hasn't had to avoid the question as much as Ryan has since she hasn't been doing as much press as her husband since their baby's birth (besides for a few random appearances at New York Fashion Week). But that will change come April, when Blake will start the press tour for her upcoming film, Age of Adaline. Let the questions about baby James begin!
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