Ryan Reynolds Explains Why He and Blake Lively Named Their Daughter ‘James’

“Summer Squash Meadow Lark”?

DILF Ryan Reynolds isn’t about that life.

When it comes to his and Blake Lively’s daughter’s name, Reynolds doesn’t feel like they did anything too untraditional by naming her James, after his late father (James C. Reynolds) who died last year at the age of 74 after a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

In fact, we think it’s quite a beautiful tribute.

The Deadpool actor appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Friday, when co-host Kate Garraway called their decision to give James a name traditionally given to boys  “unusual.” Reynolds responded in defense of James:

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 Meadow Lark, or something.

I also thought of all the letters being silent in her name, so it would be just be ‘Haa.’

In regards to how baby James is kicking along at 13-months old, Reynolds shared:

She’s teething at the moment. I love being a father. I don’t want to be one of those celebs who talks about being a parent like they’re the only person in the world who has ever done it.

On being a first-time father, he added, “It’s the most common thing in the world but the most profound. It’s super fun. I just love it.”

And certainly fatherhood looks superb on the 39-year-old.

Saw this incredible 1:6 scale recreation of #Deadpool by @hottoyscollectibles. I threw my shoulder out playing with myself.

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His highly-anticipated Marvel film, which took 11 years to get made, is set for a Valentine’s Day weekend release, and we’re certainly excited to see it with our special loved one.

Calling Deadpool his “alter ego,” Reynolds also promised that he’s “not nearly as homicidal.” But because he loved the role so much, he took the costume home to wear for Blake.

She was a bit concerned. She thought it was a bit twisted. ‘Happy anniversary!’ “I keep it in the TV room, where it scares the dogs. I would hate to be the person to break into my house.