“It’s Butternut Summer Squash,” the actor joked during an interview on the Today show. “No…it’s out there. It’s James. Everyone knows.”
Indeed, it was reported weeks ago that the couple had chosen the unique female name as their baby’s moniker. “I told everyone who would listen before it was out there that I didn’t want to be the first guy screaming it out to the media,” Ryan explained. “Because, as we know, little girls turn into teenage girls and little teenage girls sometimes scan through archives and go, ‘Why did you do that?!'”
Back in February, the 38-year-old told David Letterman that he didn’t want to reveal the name “in a media context,” but was already telling everyone he meets. “It’ll come out,” he assured viewers at the time.
After announcing her pregnancy last fall, Blake gave birth to baby James just before the New Year.