Confirmed: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Named Their Daughter 'James'


Breaking celebrity baby news: James is definitely the name that will be hand-stitched onto the exquisitely crafted Irish-lace-trimmed throw pillows destined to decorate Blake Lively’s daughter’s room.

US Weekly reports that Ryan Reynolds confirmed the name this morning, on The Today Show. Of course, he did a little joshing around first:

“It’s Butternut Summer Squash,” Reynolds, 38, joked. “No, it’s out there. 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?'”

Oh, you.

E! crows that they broke this news all the way back in February, but of course after the Violet fiasco, our faith in the baby-name-reporting bona fides of the celebrity news business was gravely shaken. Who could we trust, if not a random tweet from a rando? But at last the world is right once more. Order is restored. Peace reigns. Bow before James, heiress to the Preserve tiara, woven of vines and berries.

Photo via Getty.

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