Speaking on Good Morning America, the actress, who is currently on a fashion-filled promo tour for her new film The Age Of Adaline, explained: ‘It’s a family name.’
Knowing only too well what it’s like to have a name that is traditionally given to kids of the opposite sex, she added: ‘I liked having a boy’s name. I thought I’d pass it along.’
She also revealed the one piece of advice she would pass on to her daughter: ‘Don’t let anyone tell you no.’
In a later interview on Live! With Kelly And Michael, Blake said that James, who was born in December 2014, looks more like Ryan than her.
We’re sure that whichever parent James looks like, she’s a cutie.
Watch both interviews below.