Ryan Reynolds Defends His Daughter's Name: "It's Not Like Summer Squash Meadow Lark"

Best fictional baby name ever?

Thanks to celebrities being extremely confused about naming children, our future generation is going to be populated by lawyers and doctors named Summer Rain, Pilot Inspektor, Fifi Trixibelle, Apple, Moon Unit and Elsie Otter. Basically, if you're name is Sarah, you are no longer relevant.

At this point we're shocked when babies aren't named after sea creatures or fruit, but Ryan Reynolds doesn't appreciate people lumping his daughter, James, in with other victims of off-beat celebrity baby monikers.

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"In the spectrum of weird celebrity baby names, I feel like we're not really breaking any new ground here," he told ITV. "I mean, I didn't call her Summer Squash Meadow Lark, or something."

James is a pretty adorable name as far as we're concerned, though Ryan and his wife, Blake Lively, did have a backup: "I also thought of all the letters being silent in her name, so it would be just be 'Haa.'"

Meh, stranger names have happened. Looking at you, Blue Ivy and Saint.

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