Contrary to rumors that Blake Lively and hubby Ryan Reynolds named their daughter Violet, a source has apparently confirmed the baby’s true name today, and the winning name is… James.
+1 for androgyny.
In many ways, James is quite the opposite name from Violet, not only because it’s much more mainstream (read: Biblical), but also because it’s masculine.
Not that that’s a problem for us. There are plenty of ambiguous names out there; after all, Blake and Ryan are names for both sexes. In fact, James is pretty darn tame compared with some of the unconventional names celebrities are giving their children these days. But will a “boy’s” name play with James’ identity as she grows up?
Only time will tell! Until then, see how some fans reacted on Twitter. Maybe some of them had the same reaction as you!
Why do celebrities name their kids weird names? North, Blue Ivy, and now Blake Lively named her DAUGHTER James….
— DEVINNNNN (@DevinGetz_) February 12, 2015
Blake lively named her daughter james honestly will never get over this girl ily
— Marissa D’Elia (@supmariss) February 12, 2015
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds named their daughter James so obvi girls who have boys names are #in
— Connor Sheehan (@PrincessConz) February 12, 2015
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynold’s daughter had everything in life going for her until her parents named her “James”.
— . (@Tidijii) February 12, 2015
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds named their daughter James….as in the Giant Peach? #justwhy
— Taylor Lisenby (@TaylorLisenbyTV) February 12, 2015
Yes my female ferret’s name is James, and yes Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds named their baby girl James, so yes I’m trendy
— Amanda (@PandaLeeA) February 12, 2015
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively named their baby James. I’m not saying they named it after me but they named it after me.
— Jimmy Palmere (@jimjamstar95) February 12, 2015
My brother, my dad, my granda and two of my uncles are called James. It’s DEFINITELY a boys name. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, u fannies
— Steph (@stephaniejack) February 12, 2015
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds named their baby girl James? Geez Blake let it go. I don’t snapchat a person back and next thing you know…
— James Skrmetta (@jskrmetta) February 12, 2015
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ daughter will probably grow up to be the hottest person named James I know.
— Mike Maginnis (@ginnisthoughts) February 12, 2015
— Justin Engelbart (@justinengelbart) February 12, 2015
Do you think James can be a girl’s name? Read what these vocal fans had to say!