Ryan Reynolds just explained the sweet meaning behind his daughter James' name

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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively may be happy to shower each other in compliments, with Ryan actually referring to himself as ‘Mr Lively’, but when it comes to their children, they are notoriously private.

Both baby names were under wraps for a while, and their second child’s sex was even unknown until Ryan accidentally let it slip in an interview.

Now however the couple are opening up about their children’s monikers, with 30-year-old Blake explaining in a recent interview that the world has had her second baby’s name wrong all along.

The 19-month-old is called Inez Reynolds, not Ines as everyone has been calling her.

‘I had a new baby, Inez, with a “z” even though everyone says it’s with an “s”’, the Shallows actress told People. ‘I don’t know why, please tell Wikipedia.’

Today however it was Ryan’s turn to divulge, as he explained the very sweet reason that the couple named their first-born daughter, James.

In an interview with Mr Porter, the Deadpool actor explained how his three-year-old was named after his father, who died in 2015 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Ryan went on to explain that he had a complicated relationship with his father, something that wife Blake helped to bridge.

‘It felt right,’ the 41-year-old actor said. ‘All family relationships come with some complications. For better or worse, all roads lead to here. At the end of the day, it’s easier to focus on the good stuff than the bad. My father died soon after my daughter was born, but he got to see her, which makes me happy.’

What a lovely tribute.

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