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Sorry Kristen! Blake Lively’s baby girl name just won prettiest of the year

We gushed over Kristen Bell’s adorable baby name choice of Delta Bell, however Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds may have her beat. Get all the details on her adorable, flower-inspired baby name choice.

Lively and Reynolds welcomed their first child around the holidays and reports are saying the genetically blessed couple had a baby girl.

Although Lively has yet to confirm the baby news herself, Page Six is reporting that the Gossip Girl actress gave birth a touch early the end of December.

A tweet from someone reportedly working at the hospital where Lively gave birth, Westchester Medical Center, wrote that the 27-year-old actress gave birth to a baby girl named Violet.

In a tweet that is now deleted, @kimbanksy wrote, “Congrats @blakelively #blakelively. Glad to have you and baby girl violet in our care.”

Violet is a baby girl name that is Italian in origin and means “flower,” after the gorgeous flower that is the color of amethyst or lavender, sitting somewhere between blue and purple.

The name Violet has jumped in popularity, as the Social Security Administration ranked it as the 612th most popular name in 2002 — and it currently is ranked as the 69th most popular name.

It is no surprise that this feminine name is so popular, which is why several other celebrities have picked this name. Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have a daughter named Violet, as does actress Poppy Montgomery, Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill, Foo Fighter rocker Dave Grohl and singer Christina Milian.

Lively announced her pregnancy in the most adorable way, by posting a stylish baby bump photo on her Preserve website, and followed that up with showing off her enviable maternity style, such as this chic white dress and pink pumps.
We aren’t surprised that Lively named her daughter an adorable baby name. Reynolds joked to earlier in the pregnancy that he had already thought of some baby names.

“On the plane over here I was trying to think of baby names. I don’t want a name that’s anything pretentious or, like, Hollywood-y,” he said. “So I’m going with Excalibur Anaconda Reynolds… that’s if it’s a girl.”

The cute actor also gushed about impending fatherhood:

“I’m just excited about having a buddy,” he said. “For a lot of new dads, you tend to dwell on the mistakes you don’t want to make. I’m at that stage still where I’m focused primarily on being open and understanding and leaving a lot of room for error.”

Although we are still waiting on the official confirmation of the name Violet from Lively, we think it is pretty darn cute.

Tell us: What do you think of the name Violet?

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