Ryan Reynolds Explains Why He Named His Daughter ‘James’


Naming your baby is a HUGE responsibility. It has to be something both you and your partner can agree on, and it has to be something that flows well with your last name. Some of us try to avoid trendy names, some go for the trendy names and some people try to get fancy with the spelling while others prefer to stick with the classics. And no matter what you name your baby, somebody will have an opinion on it!

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively didn’t think they were giving their daughter an unusual moniker when they decided to name her James, but many people seem to think it’s unusual since it’s typically a boy’s name. Perhaps that’s why they were so hesitant to announce her name, waiting quite a few weeks before confirming that her was, indeed, James. But, when your mom’s name is Blake and your father’s name is Ryan, James isn’t too far of a stretch for a little girl, even if it wasn’t a family name.



Ryan recently appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain to promote his upcoming movie ‘Deadpool’ and he was asked by co-host Kate Garraway why he gave his daughter a name that is usually associated with boys.


Kelli Catana

Kelli Catana is a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.

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