While the world had to wait, like, forever to find out that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ first daughter was named James, sources are revealing that their new bundle of joy, a girl born in late November, is named…
Um…ok. Let’s unpack this.
While James is the name of Ryan Reynolds’ late father, Ines seems very out of left field for this particular couple. Does B have a grandma from Spain we didn’t know about? Do BL and RR have secret plans to leave the suburbs and reside in Europe?
Ines has meanings in a variety of cultures and none of them are particularly good. In Spanish, Ines means meek and chaste, ditto in Italian. The Greeks had a somewhat less lame interpretation, giving the moniker “innocence and kindness” as its hallmark virtue.
So cool, have fun in high school chaste, meek, innocent Ines. She’s already in for a ghastly adolescence full of fake friends who only want to come over because they’re sexually obsessed with her smoking hot father, and she definitely better prepare herself for any guy she dates shamelessly hitting on her mom.
What’s your feeling on this little lady’s name? Is Ines Reynolds just a terrible thing to have to say or do you kind of like the unexpectedly ethnic name?