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Eva Mendes On Her Baby’s Name – And Who She’s Named After

The actress has spoken out about her daughter with Ryan Gosling for the first time since she arrived in September

Eva, 40, has revealed the inspiration behind her daughter Esmeralda Amada’s name. And as you may’ve guessed, her first name is named after the iconic fictional gypsy.

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‘Ryan and I both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and we just think it’s a beautiful name,’ Eva told digital magazine The Violet Files.

The new mum also explained her and Ryan’s choice for Esmeralda’s middle name. ‘Amada was my grandmother’s name,’ she says. ‘It means “beloved” in Spanish.’

READ: 18 OF THE BEST DISNEY-INSPIRED BABY NAMES (LOVED BY CELEBRITY PARENTS)

 


Eva seems to be enjoying motherhood and jokes that it’s her daughter who’s finding things tough. ‘Everything is a struggle for her,’ says Eva. ‘For instance, I haven’t thrown up since the 90s and she’s thrown up twice since we started this interview.

‘Motherhood is cake compared to what it’s like to be a baby.’

READ: 15 POPULAR GIRL AND BOY BABY NAMES INSPIRED BY FILM AND TV

Despite both herself and Ryan being so famous, Eva hopes that Esmeralda can stay out of the public eye as much as possible. ‘Whether we like it or not, privacy is going to be very difficult for Esmeralda,’ says Eva. ‘I think it’s unfair, but that’s our reality.

‘Ryan and I decided early on to give her as much privacy as we could. And my pregnancy was first opportunity to give her that.’

How did you chose your baby’s name? Let us know in the comments box below.

 
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