Actress explains her newborn’s unusual name

It’s been two months since Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling welcomed their little girl into the world, and now Eva has finally opened up about becoming a new mum.

The actress was speaking on The Violet Files when she described why they chose the beautiful name Esmerelda Amada for their little girl, saying: “Ryan and I both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and we just think it’s a beautiful name. Amada was my grandmother’s name. It means ‘beloved’ in Spanish.”

Eva also explained why she and Ryan chose to keep her pregnancy a secret for such a long time, saying: “Whether we like it or not, privacy is going to be very difficult for Esmeralda. I think it’s unfair but that’s our reality. Ryan and I decided early on to give her as much privacy as we could. And my pregnancy was the first opportunity to do that.”

The actress also joked that while motherhood may be a tiring job, it’s nothing compared to being a baby: “Everything is a struggle for her. For instance, I haven’t thrown up since the ‘90s and she’s thrown up twice since we started this interview. Motherhood is cake compared to what it’s like to be a baby.”

Refreshingly, she also described how she loves to find solace in other mums through the internet: “[I] read the comment section from other mothers because I find so much solace in that. Just knowing that I’m not alone out there and that other mums have gone though the same thing can at least get me through the night.”

That’s nice and all Eva, but you also have RYAN GOSLING to get you through the night – we have hot water bottles.