Eva Mendes Explains Baby Daughter’s Name Choice & Talks Sleepless Nights

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Eva Mendes explains baby name choice

Eva Mendes has opened up for the first time about becoming a mother, admitting she thought her wild nights were behind her.

The actress discussed adjusting to having a baby and how she and Ryan Gosling came up with her daughter’s interesting name.

Eva told Violet Grey’s digital magazine, “I thought my wild nights were over, but these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had”.

Mendes said she has sought help and advice in online forums, stating, ” [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 moms have gone through the same thing can at least get me through the night.”

Mendes, 40, and actor Ryan Gosling welcomed daughter Esmeralda Amada in September.

She explained the odd name choice, 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”.

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She adds, “Amada was my grandmother’s name. It means ‘beloved’ in Spanish.”

Mendes and Gosling are determined to keep their daughter’s life out of the public eye as much as possible.

The brunette beauty said, “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 give her that.”

Eva is set to launch her holiday collection with New York & Company.  She said, “I wanted to bring affordable elegance to the collection for my favorite time of year. Practically, I wanted to make dresses that made women feel beautiful”.

We can’t wait to finally see little Esmeralda, but with parents like Ryan and Eva…we’re certain she’s gorgeous!

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