UPDATE: Ryan Reynolds has finally confirmed the name of his daughter, whom he welcomed with wife Blake Lively in December.
And the name is....
Yes, after all the speculation and amidst countless internet rumours that they might have named their little girl everything from Violet to Wallpaper, Ryan confirmed the news in an interview on the Today show, saying: 'It's James... Everyone knows.'
Guess that clears that one up, then!
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Despite the internet having been rife with suggestion that the possible moniker could be Violet and even, Wallpaper - which have all since been dismissed by Reynolds - according to E!, a source has revealed that the Lively-Reynolds’ have named their baby girl, James.
There’s been no official comment from either to confirm, and that seems unlikely to change. Speaking to the Associated Press, Ryan said 'There's zero secret about it. That little girl will grow up to be a teenager who will find out that I blurted her name out on national television and probably make me pay for it. She will exact her revenge in searing, psychic pain.' On that note, can we all just agree to call her James?
** Previously Reported 3 February 2015 **
Last month we (and the rest of the internet) reported that Ryan and Blake had named their baby Violet, but it turns out we were all wrong. Speaking to USA Today Ryan said, “No that’s not the name. I don’t want to get into that but I don’t know where that came from.” He went on to volunteer that he's exhausted, but gave no hints about what the little one is called. For now, we're just hoping the internet was equally wrong about the name Wallpaper.
** Previously Reported 7 January 2015 **
As reported yesterday, Blake Lively spent her new year settling into new motherhood - and more details about her bundle of joy have quickly emerged. Namely, the two biggies: sex and name.
An apparent slip up by one of the workers at the hospital where Blake gave birth has revealed that she had a girl, and her name is Violet.
'Congrats @blakelively #blakelively glad to have you and baby girl violet in our care,' ran the tweet, dated 6 January, from the account of Sam (@kimbanksy).
Which fits, right? Though we can't help feeling just a teensy bit underwhelmed... After all, who could forget husband Ryan Reynolds joking that he wanted to call his firstborn 'Excalibur Anaconda Reynolds… if it’s a girl'?
While there have been no official confirmations on any of this from the Lively-Reynolds camp, multiple sources confirmed to Page Six yesterday that Blake gave birth to the couple's first child earlier than expected, between Christmas and New Year, but that the growing family are doing well.
'The baby came early but everyone is happy and healthy,' US Weekly quotes a source as saying.
'The Bedford house [the couple's home in New York] is all prepared. They're going to stay up there for the baby's first days.'
Blake confirmed her pregnancy with an adorable post on her website, Preserve, in October and is set to launch a curated line of children's clothes via the site in the new future.