Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively probably named their baby Bathsheba, okay?


LaineyGossip has a good theory for why Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are playing this stupid game with not announcing what they’ve named their baby girl. Just for the record, if you don’t want to announce your baby’s name, that’s fine. But don’t make it into a guessing game like you’re so clever. It’s pretty annoying. Anyway, Lainey’s theory is that Ryan is promoting The Voices and it’s not a big enough film to spill the tea on the baby name, and that they might wait until Blake is promoting The Age of Adaline in April to announce the name. Sounds possible. I bet Blake announces it on Preserve before then though.

Anyway, Ryan was on The Late Show last night (you can see the full interview here) and David Letterman grilled him on the baby name. Like, they spent the bulk of the interview talking about the name and playing this silly game. Once again, Ryan said they didn’t name the baby Violet: “People said that the name was Violet, which was a very pretty name. But, that’s Ben Affleck’s daughter’s name … we would never steal another celebrity’s baby name, so we went with Shiloh.” Ryan also dropped some hints: it’s a family name, it’s not Blake’s mother’s name and it’s “maybe kind of, yeah” a Biblical name. Bathsheba Reynolds. DONE. He also said this about Blake:

“It’s amazing. I’m not one for vomiting declarations of sentiment out across the airwaves, but when we had that baby, I fell more in love with my wife than I’d ever been in my entire life. I couldn’t even believe it. I used to say to [Blake], ‘I would take a bullet for you. I could never love anything as much as I love you.’ I would say that to my wife. And the second I looked in that baby’s eyes, I knew in that exact moment that if we were ever under attack, I would use my wife as a human shield to protect that baby. [As] the guy, I’m just like a diaper-changing facility hooked up to a life-support system. But my wife, she’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She’s a human Denny’s, all day long and all night long. Romantic right? She’s the most beautiful Denny’s you’ve ever seen, though.”

[From Us Weekly]

I’ll admit it, I liked what Blandy Reynolds had to say about Blake. I mean, of course he loves his wife. But it’s nice to hear him gush about her like this because we’ve never really heard that from him before. Oh well… I hope they’re a real love match. And I hope we find out this baby’s name soon.

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  1. Kiddo says:

    I was hoping for Showersheba, but this is a good second-best.

  2. aims says:

    I think Ryan’s really funny. Do we even know the gender of the baby?

  3. Jayna says:

    That was pretty funny. “So we went with Shiloh.”

  4. Nessa says:

    These two bore me to tears. I literally yawned and thought, “oh man, I am so tired” as I was reading this article. Just so much blandness in one couple….

  5. kri says:

    I think they named her…”.Magnolia Divine”. Or perhaps “Binkie Delice”. I dunno-it’s gotta be something whimsical and curated tho, right?

  6. littlemissnaughty says:

    Wow. Becoming a parent really just does away with all the privacy blabbering, doesn’t it? Mila Kunis, too. I get it, kind of? A baby is a big deal to most people but it’s starting to grate that they all freak OUT about their privacy before and then afterwards, boom! they can’t stop talking about it. It’s not even super personal but have we forgotten what Ryan and Mila were like before?
    Having said that, it’s nice to hear him talk about his wife this way, I never got these two before so it’s cute. Also, can she breastfeed with those implants? Some women can, right? I just always thought most can’t.

    • apointlessexercise says:

      She makes her own formula with the freshest milk from organically-fed cows and tears from God’s eyes.

    • Lee says:

      + 1
      These celebs are private only when it is convenient to them.

    • Jayna says:

      He’s a very private guy and doesn’t live the Hollywood life and out there in interviews and sharing all the time, but that doesn’t mean he’s bland like people say. Sandra Bullocks adores him. That’s good enough for me.

      It’s going to be a southern name given that Blake loves all things southern, but, then again, her name is Blake, named after her grandmother’s brother. So who knows?

      • Pinky says:

        It will be a Southern name alright. Probably name her after the oh-so-chic wife of a reknowned slave owner because what’s hotter than an era of luxury constructed off the backs of black slaves, amirite? Poor baby stuck with rodent faced idiot parents.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      I would think it would depend on whether implants were placed on top of or below the muscle tissue- maybe the ducts would get pushed away /too compressed if on top; if any areolar or nipple involvement, that’d be trouble, I’d think due to duct derangement.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Probably, yes. I was just always under the impression that it’s unlikely you’ll breastfeed with implants but who knows. … I can’t lie, I would laugh my ass off if some journalist asked her about it point blank if she’d ever talk about breastfeeding in public. It’s a little mean but I can’t help it.

    • jugstorecowboy says:

      I think implants don’t really get in the way of breastfeeding, but breast reductions usually do.

    • Sarah says:

      You can breastfeed with implants – my close friend does with no trouble. The milk ducts run kinda just under the skin and the implant just goes under all that

  7. scout says:

    I don’t want to imagine “his wife’s delicious Denny’s” even if it’s the most beautiful, keep it for yourself dude.

    I wonder what Bendy is going to come out with after mini Bendy is born. Kill me now.

    • Mina says:

      Speaking of her, uh, denny’s… Is it possible to breastfeed when you have implants? Serious question. Newbie here.

      • Liv says:

        I always thought that’s still possible, but what do I know! 😉 Just glad to not have to thing about questions like that…

      • notsoanonymous says:

        I have a friend who did. Depends on the woman, her anatomy and the surgical decisions, really.

  8. Samtha says:

    I’m guessing Esther.

  9. BreeInSEA says:

    What about Dinah? Or Mary? I think Ryan is funny and I’m happy for them.

  10. Maria says:

    it is pretty romantic for a text involing the line “i would use my wife as a human shield”

    • Senaber says:

      That was a cute line. Ryan is likable in interviews.

      Makes me remember how much my husband told me he loved me after our daughter was born. I really wanted him to be as immediately, crazily in love with the baby, but I think it took him a little longer to feel that. He has a deeper connection to her now that she is older, thankfully. I hope that if s*!+ went down, his instincts would be to protect the baby at all costs, even if he used me as a human shield!

    • Wilma says:

      We had our baby girl last friday and I read this out loud to my husband, who has turned into a human puddle of mush, and basically there is the prospect of being a human shield in my future.

  11. Coco says:

    I was serious yesterday when I said I’d be totally fine never seeing another Ryan Reynolds or Blake Lively post again! For reals!

  12. Lee says:

    “I bet Blake announces it on Preserve before then though.”

    Me too!
    I just wish people would stop saying they are private just because they never shared a wedding pic…if Preserve had started in 2012 you can bet Blake would have! She is a master at using PR games and Ryan is adjusting to her ways too apparently.
    he was there to promote a movie and spent almost 8 minutes out of them speaking of his personal life.
    And before someone says ‘he was asked’, after he got married, he promoted the croods and his pr team excluded wedding questions from interviews, so it can be done.

  13. Tiffany says:

    Just goes to show that the birth of their child is the only thing interesting about the two of them.

  14. Rhiley says:

    Woman in Gold looks a little hokey but like it may be a good movie to see with your mom. I think it comes out Aprilish- so yeah, they will probably drag this shizz out through March into April when they both have films to promote.

  15. smcollins says:

    I guess I’m in the minority here, because I love me some R.R. I think he’s funny & charming, not to mention very easy on the eyes. Blake? Eh…I don’t dislike her, but I don’t keep up with her either.

    • Leftovers says:

      You are not, I like him as an actor, really funny, and the few interviews or bits of interviews I’ve read seem to be funny too.

    • Jayna says:

      I love him too. I think I’ve seen Definitely, Maybe like three times.

    • Jegede says:

      Naah I like them too. #nofcuksgiven
      I do find it funny that those who hate them, are constantly in their posts though.

    • esthetix says:

      I like Ryan too. I’m always impressed by how quick he is. But like a lot of smart people he can come across as smug.

    • Angie says:

      I like Ryan too. His looks are a little vanilla handsome but I don’t find his personality bland at all. He’s a very funny guy. I love his twitter feed. As for Blake? I’ve never been a huge fan but the more OTT the hate for her the more I root for her. Call it my contrarion streak.

  16. A.Key says:

    What’s truly amazing is that they think anyone really cares.

    • The Original Mia says:

      That’s what I said yesterday. Like…no one was really concerned about their kid’s name until he allowed that question to be asked. It’s a game and it’s an annoying one. They are still bland, pretty people.

  17. LaurieH says:

    I think I’m in the minority: I think they are an adorable couple. I love what he said about Blake. It was sweet and funny. And I think they are both lovely. And maybe I’m a little biased because they settled near my hometown village, so I know the kind of quiet life they have – and it’s the best. I actually have nothing bad to say about them. I enjoy Ryan as an actor. I think Blake is very pretty and seems nice and I don’t find her foray into the Martha Stewart arena to be at all like Goops. I don’t know…. I just like this couple. Perhaps it’s because I thought the coupling of Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johanssen was so wrong.

  18. Veritas says:

    I love the name cus that’s my cats name.

  19. Jayna says:

    Ryan: “My wife is a human Denny’s.”

    Dave: “The flattery just doesn’t stop.” LOL

  20. Jayna says:

    I’m going with Judas.

  21. Chesty LaRue says:

    Jemima? I like that name

  22. Maria says:

    is that more of a male thing? claiming to take a bullet for a romantic partner? i have never heard a woman say that, you mostly only hear that about mothers and their children.

  23. Birdix says:

    So… he never knew he could love anyone more than Blake, but now that Batsheva is born, she’s #1 and Blake’s old news–valuable as the new bullet shield and the human Denny’s? Head cold here, might be reading it wrong …

  24. Jayna says:

    I’ve got it. Delilah or Hannah.

  25. Jess says:

    When did people start to hate him? Was it after Scarlett? I’ve always thought he was cute and pretty funny, his taste in younger actresses is questionable but that’s my only complaint, just curious if people have always been annoyed with him! His comments about using her as a shield were hilarious.

    • Prince Valiant says:

      A French movie critic said that men don’t like Reynolds because of his marriages to Scarlett and Blake. Male envy?

  26. Marianne says:

    I have no idea what names are in their family, but I could see them using Abigail.

    • Jayna says:

      No. Abigail Breslin was the child actor who played his daughter in Definitely, Maybe. So I don’t see that happening.

  27. jferber says:

    Does anyone really believe Ryan used his own material, especially with the celebrity name/Shiloh shtick? Dave’s comedy writers threw him some lines. I think he’s as curated as anything in Blake’s lifestyle empire.

    • Sarah says:

      He is great in comedy films. Yea he doesn’t write that stuff himself but he has great delivery. Far better in comedy than as a brooding action hero.

  28. bcgirl says:

    dumb dumb dumb. the baby’s born, he gives an interview, and ooooh her name is a big secret!! incredibly stupid.
    thank you for pointing out how ridiculous this is, Kaiser.

  29. NeoCleo says:

    I think I’d be more impressed if he had stated “I’d take a bullet for my child” instead of using his wife as a human shield. I know he likely wouldn’t do such a thing, but he DID say it.

  30. jferber says:

    To put things in perspective, OJ Simpson also said he’d take a bullet for his then-wife, Nicole. It’s just some dumb shit men say no matter what. And yeah, women never say it, but are often (mostly) more self-sacrificing than most men are. And I bet the men who would actually do it, never say it beforehand. So we’re down to the a-holes saying it, Ryan included (and why wouldn’t he take a bullet for his wife AND baby?) The human shield thing would piss me off tremendously if I were Blake, but thank God I’m not.

  31. Sparkly says:

    My vote is for Ruth.

  32. KH says:

    I am (almost) willing to bet my house that the name will be Esther