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Pregnant Blake Lively already has Southern baby names picked out, ya’ll

The internet exploded today when Blake Lively announced she is pregnant with her first child with husband Ryan Reynolds. Get all the details on the couple’s pregnancy news, as well as some of the cute Southern baby names she has already picked out.

Lively quietly announced her baby news on her lifestyle website, Preserve, not with a flashy pregnancy announcement, but with an Instagram post that showed baby onesies hanging on a clothesline and a link to the “Letter from the Editor” section.

“Hmm… What’s that? Big news on Check it out… Who can find it first? #PreserveCelebration #bignews,” the caption said.

On her website, the post focused on family.

“Preserve at its core is about family. Family is the single word our founder, Blake built this home on. We have something for men, for women, for the old, but we realized, we don’t have anything for the new,” the letter reads.

“With family on our mind, we looked to the origin of it all — to the women in our lives who are right there, at that special moment; at the creation of family. The entire next month will be sprinkled with highlights for women in this exciting chapter of their lives. Congratulations to all the expecting mothers out there.”

The site then features photos of pregnant women — with the last picture showing Lively as she stands cradling her baby bump. Check it out here

We aren’t too surprised she is pregnant, as the 27-year-old just told Marie Claire in its September 2014 issue that she is ready to start a family (and was probably already pregnant at the time). “I gotta get started,” she said. “If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would.”

The actress looks to be into her second trimester, and reports say she has already picked out some baby names. Lively and Reynolds love South Carolina, which is why they got married in the cute Southern state, and are looking at giving their baby a Southern baby name.

Sources report the front-runners are Charleston if it is a boy and Carolina if it is a girl.

We think both those baby names are adorable. However, in case they need more inspiration, we also like the following good ol’ Southern baby names.

For a girl, perhaps Florence (after the city in South Carolina), Myrtle (from Myrtle Beach), Savannah, Georgia, Dixie or pretty Southern flower names like Iris or Lily.

For boys, she could give him a double name, like John Patrick, and call him by his initials, like J.P. The name Tennessee is off the table, since Reese Witherspoon took that Southern name, but destination names like Dallas, Memphis, Boone or Austin are all fun choices. The names Cash, Wyatt or Gunner are also great names with a Southern twang.

Tell us: Which baby name do you like for Blake and Ryan? Do you like Charleston and Carolina?

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