Ryan Reynolds reveals the sweet reason his daughter has an "unusual" name.

Hollywood has produced a number of “interesting” baby names over the past decade.

Some spring to mind, like Saint, West and Reign, courtesy KardashiansGwyneth Paltrow’s daughter Apple also turned heads as did Nicole Kidman’s daughter Sunday Rose.

Has anyone ever seen a better looking couple? No? Neither. Image via Getty.

Celebrities seem to have a free pass when it comes to baby monikers. So, when famously attractive couple, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds announced their newborn "James" back in January 2015, it seemed as if the pair had decided to buck the trend.


Except for the fact their baby was a girl.

James, classically a male name, was chosen for the couple's first born. Many speculated it could be because the now 18-month-old's mother also has a classically masculine name. Yet, 39-year-old Reynolds has said this is not the case.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain, Reynolds said, "In the spectrum of weird celebrity baby names, I feel like we’re not really breaking any new ground here.

"I mean, I didn’t call her Summer Squash Meadowlark, or something. I also thought of just going with all the letters being silent in her name, so it would just be 'Haa'," the Deadpool actor joked.
Reynolds on Good Morning America.

The name James actually has a much more sentimental meaning to the pair. Reynolds explained the name was after his father, James C. Reynolds, who passed away in October 2015, less than a year after the actor's daughter was born.


Earlier this week, Bec Judd defended claims she had baby name regret. Judd had joked on Instagram she "should" have given her daughter Billie a more masculine name after she found out she was adding twin boys to her brood.

Judd felt she had to defend herself after several publications ran a story that Judd regretted her daughter's name. She posted a follow-up saying Billie was actually named after her grandmother.

Reynolds has never said he had any regrets about James' name, and with the announcement last month that he and Lively are expecting their second cherub, we can't wait to see what they choose to name James' sibling.