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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds picked out a very cool name for their baby girl

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Just a few weeks ago, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ two daughters made their red carpet debut at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Their eldest child, James, proved to be something of a badass already, donning a dinosaur bomber jacket and grabbing the microphone to have her say about her dad’s newest accolade.

At the time, the name of their second daughter wasn’t public knowledge.



We know it’s been painful. We know you have lost countless nights’ sleep.

But today, you shall wonder no more. A new report from US Weekly has “exclusively confirmed” that Lively, 29, and Reynolds, 40, have looked to the Mediterranean with the name: Ines.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds with their children

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds with their children

The Portuguese form of Agnes, the name Ines means, according to Nameberry, “pure and virginal”.

It adds that the moniker has “always been popular since the true story of the thwarted lovers Queen Ines of Castro and King Peter of Portugal” – otherwise known as “one of the most heart-breaking and bloody true romances in history”.



Speaking from the red carpet after being awarded with his very own star, Reynolds explained to Extra why he and Lively had decided to bring their children to the event.

“This is one of the rare occasions when we thought we got to bring the whole clan,” he said. “I’d regret it in 20 years if I didn’t.”

Blake Lively and her eldest daughter, James

Blake Lively and her eldest daughter, James

During his acceptance speech, Reynolds addressed Gossip Girl star Lively directly as she sat watching from the audience.

“I want to thank my wife, Blake, who is sitting right there, who is everything to me. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me,” the actor said.

“You make everything better. You make everything in my life better. You’ve given me two of the most incredible children I’ve ever hoped to have.”

Lively later took to Instagram to share a photograph she snapped of her family gathered on Reynolds’ new star.

“Proud is a pitiful word to describe how I felt today,” she wrote in the caption. “@vancityreynolds the permanence of your impact is undeniable...

“Always has been, but now we have a fancy star to show for it.”

Images: Rex pictures

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Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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