Emily Blunt & John Krasinski welcome their second baby, Violet Krasinski


I keep forgetting that various celebrity women are pregnant, like Olivia Wilde and Kerry Washington. There’s a rash of second pregnancies going around Hollywood, and Emily Blunt was one of them, and I forgot about her. As it turns out, Emily was probably hoping we would forget about her, which is how she and John Krasinski slipped away TWO WEEKS AGO and welcomed their second child. They had another girl!

It’s a girl…again! John Krasinski and Emily Blunt announced on Monday afternoon that they welcomed their second child, a daughter named Violet, two weeks ago.

Violet joins big sister Hazel, who was born in February 2014.

[From People]

I’m including Krasinski’s tweet below. I guess that’s one of newish Hollywood trends, to give birth and then confirm it weeks later. As for the baby name… I feel like that’s on trend too. Lots of flowery names lately, and more than a few Violets. The most famous Violet is probably Violet Affleck, daughter of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Dave Grohl, Christina Milian, Poppy Montgomery and one of the Dixie Chicks also have daughters named Violet. There was also a rumor that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds had named their daughter Violet, but that was before we learned that they named their baby girl James. What I like about Violet is that it “fits” with big sister Hazel. Hazel and Violet definitely sound like sister-names. So now Emily and John have two girls! Congrats to them. Do you think they’re done having babies? I actually thought they were one-and-done people with Hazel, so now I don’t know what to think.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Maria says:

    Why does she only have the name of the father?

    • BendyWindy says:

      That’s how it’s traditionally done in the USA. Children are given only the father’s surname. These days it’s not uncommon for women to keep their maiden name (again, typically their father’s surname) or to have both their maiden and married names, either with a hyphen or without ( so a married woman could be Jane Smith, married to John Doe, or Jane Smith Doe, or Jane Smith-Doe), or for children to have hyphenated names. But although it’s more common, the default is still for children to get only their father’s names. Some women give their maiden names as middle names, too. Pretty much everyone just does whatever.

    • Cleo says:

      Maybe I’m just missing it, but I don’t see anywhere that she just has her dad’s name. And if she does, then it’s their choice to do so. Most people still give their kids the dad’s surname only.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      It’s traditional, but do we know for sure she only has Krazinski’s last name?

      I’m from the southern US where it’s fairly common to give your child mom’s last name for a middle. My siblings and I all have our mother’s maiden as our middle names. John and Emily could have gone that route.

      • Cleo says:

        Or the first. I’m also from the south, and my sister-in-law took her husband’s name when she got married but gave her son her maiden name as his first. I feel like southern families really care about somehow carrying on their family names in some way or another.

      • Goats on the Roof says:


        Spot on! I actually know a Brooks or two and a Boots who came by their names that way. :)

      • Cleo says:

        @Goats on the Roof
        My brother was almost named Brooks, actually! I think I’m the only one out of my siblings who doesn’t have a surname as their first name. Oh, South…

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      It’s their choice.

      • Maria says:

        and its my choice to mention it. not all choices are progressive and need to be adressed.

      • Goats on the Roof says:


        NO. First, you don’t know if they’ve included Blunt in their children’s names. Second, even if they didn’t, Emily Blunt is not some backwoods 20YO with no exposure to the world. She knows of different naming customs, and she knows including her own surname in her children’s is an option. *IF* they didn’t, that is their informed choice. It doesn’t need to be ‘addressed’ by you or anyone, frankly.

      • Cleo says:

        I don’t find telling two adults what to name their own child very progressive.

      • Marine says:

        I hyphenated my last name on our marriage license but haven’t updated anything else yet (will do so when I get pregnant) but my kids will only have their dad’s last name and I’m very progressive in my views…it’s not mandatory for my kids to have my long last name AND their dads last name. YOU can name your kids however you want Maria, that’s the parents choice and no one else’s

    • original kay says:

      what an ugly first comment on such a happy event.

      I love them both as actors, and they seem very nice people in interviews. He certainly adores her!

      Congrats to their little family.

    • layla says:

      Who’s to say that in private Emily’s last name isn’t Krasinski these days?
      She may only professionally be Blunt.
      We don’t know the inner workings of their lives people.
      Carry on.

  2. Alix says:

    Like the name Violet so much better than Hazel.

  3. boredblond says:

    Sorry, but Hazel conjures images of ‘witch’ or a maid.

    • Jayna says:

      I never got Julia naming her daughter Hazel. That was the first time I had heard of that name being used since my grandmother’s generation. Now another Hazel with Emily and John naming their first daughter Hazel..

      Violet is a pretty name.

      • Jen43 says:

        Years ago, there was a TV show called Hazel. Hazel was the name of the kooky maid, and I will forever associate that name with being a maid. The show was syndicated in the ’70s. I was surprised Julia would choose that name since she is old enough to remember that show

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Congratulations to everybody. I love them and the names are cute.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Yes! They chose nice, normal names for both their girls. I’ve loved Hazel for years, but with that young adult book/movie out a couple years ago, I’ve been seeing an explosion of Hazels at work. It’s become fairly trendy.

  5. Lee says:

    Lovely name! Congrats to the happy family!

  6. Cupcake says:

    Two color names. Both Hazel and Violet are beautiful on their own but together as a subset they are awkward.

  7. Michelle says:

    They seem so normal and down to earth…not the least bit “look at me, LOOK AT MEEEE!!!!” like so many other actors. It’s so refreshing. By far one of my favorite couples. I can’t help but imagine John doting on Emily the same way his character Jim doted on Pam on The Office.

  8. Lucy says:

    Congrats!!! Also, I may have developed a bit of a crush on John *hides*

  9. CuriousCole says:

    I love the names, they really do fit well together. I disagree about Ben Affleck’s daughter being the most famous Violet, I think that title goes to the Dowager Countess of Grantham ;-)

  10. CG says:

    Violet was Blunt’s character’s name in Five Year Engagement and her overly attached ex names his daughter Violet after her. I wonder if that’s when she fell in love with the name.