Emily Blunt has revealed how she and her husband John Krasinski named their newborn daughter Hazel.
Proud dad John announced the three-month-old”s name on Twitter shortly after her birth in February, but making the decision wasn”t all plain sailing for the first-time parents.
“I find it really stressful naming a human being,” Emily told Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “We went through a few different ones and then John found it, and we both really like old lady names.”
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Proud parents Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
The admission came after John released the first photo of adorable baby Hazel on Twitter, which caused a frenzy with the actor”s 685,000 followers. The snap, which flashed up behind Emily and Ellen in the interview, showed the wide-eyed tot gazing up at the camera and stretching her arm in the arm.
“She”s so cute,” said Emily. “She came out ready for a photoshoot. She was just perfect. I remember we were in the recovery room afterwards and this nurse came in, her name was Mabel — another great old lady name — and she said, “You”re baby is so cute. She”s awesome, she”s so cute.”
“And I went, “Mabel, I think you say that to everyone.” And she said, “No, I don”t. When I know a baby”s ugly, I say, “You had a baby.””
Pics of kids should only come direct from parents. So I”m thrilled to introduce you guys to Hazel!!! #NoKidsPolicy pic.twitter.com/qVvUTRdllP
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) May 13, 2014
Emily also praised her husband-of-four-years John and spoke about his natural skills with their baby daughter.
“He”s the greatest dad,” said Emily. “She loves him. He”s like the Burp King. He can get a beer burp out of this kid. It even surprises her you can tell, she”s kind of taken aback by it. It”s an underrated skill.”
Emily, who looked stunning in a purple, floral-printed blouse and black trousers, also admitted that she got back into shape by breastfeeding. “I found breastfeeding to be the thing,” she said. “I found that because I managed to produce a lot of milk, I don”t know why, it helped me lose the weight.”
Emily and John began dating in 2008 and two years later married in a romantic ceremony in Como, Italy.