Ryan Reynolds’ daughter’s name is not Violet; it’s also still not public

Ryan Reynolds promotes "Mississippi Grind" at the L.A. Times photo & video studio at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 25.
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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have not named their newest next of kin Violet, despite reports to the contrary.

The “Deadpool” star and the “Gossip Girl” alum reportedly welcomed their first child in December. News of the arrival didn’t surface until last month, with few to no details about the wee one’s gender or name available.

What we do know is that the child already has highly attractive genes.

Now Reynolds, 38, has shut down reports that the child’s name is Violet, a rumor that apparently was picked up from a tweet.


“No that’s not the name. I don’t want to get into that, but I don’t know where that came from,” he told USA Today at “The Voices” premiere on Monday.

So, if it isn’t Violet, what is it? Well, he’s still not saying.

Remember, this is the guy who told Canada’s eTalk that he didn’t want a name “that’s anything pretentious or, like, Hollywood-y.” Then immediately joked he’d go with Excalibur Anaconda Reynolds if they had a girl.

A rep for the “Green Lantern” costars did not immediately respond to a request for comment either.

The sleep-deprived actor was in Park City, Utah, last week to promote another film, “Mississippi Grind,” at the Sundance Film Festival because, he said, his work schedule would be a bit lighter than his home schedule.

“I was more excited to get a good night’s sleep. It was borderline pornographic for me,” Reynolds said.

The actor and the Preserve founder, 27, who wed in September 2012, don’t have a nanny and have been tending to their daughter themselves, he added. The little one is said to be up every 45 minutes.

“You are operating on a week’s worth of sleep amortized over six months. You don’t get a lot of sleep,” Reynolds told Extra. “But it’s amazing. It’s weird to wake up in the middle of the night 45 times and always be in a good mood. I’m not used to that, so that’s fun.”

Know what’s not fun? Not knowing what to call that baby.

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