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Ryan Reynolds keeping quiet on details of daughter with Blake Lively - except that her name isn't Violet

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds like making things for each other
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds like making things for each other
Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend Angel Ball 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street on October 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images)
Do you think we wouldn't mention Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively? Who may have been genetically engineered to procreate.
Actor Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s daughter is not named Violet as previously reported.

Speaking with USA Today as he promotes his new film, The Voices, the proud first-time father dispelled rumours his six-week-old baby is named after the colourful flower.

While the private couple have chosen not to confirm their infant's moniker, the 38-year-old actor did give a little insight into just how his life has changed since welcoming the baby shortly before the New Year.

Read more: They kept that quiet! Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds welcome daughter Violet into the world

Actress Blake Lively (L) and Ryan Reynolds attend Angel Ball 2014 hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street
Actress Blake Lively (L) and Ryan Reynolds attend Angel Ball 2014 hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street

"No, that's not the name. I don't want to get into that but I don't know where that came from," the star confirmed.

"It's still so new that it's hard to conceive being away for more than seven hours at a time."

While the Canadian-born actor made a star turn at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah last week in promotion of the upcoming drama Mississippi Grind, he admits he was "more excited to get a good night's sleep".

"It was borderline pornographic for me," he laughs, adding that the couple have chosen not to have a nanny and are up every 45 minutes with the newborn.

Actor Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Actor Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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"I don't sleep very much. It's great. It's wonderful. But my brain is elsewhere."

Opening up to People during Sundance, the sleep-deprived star revealed his very hands-on parenting approach.

"I gotta jump in and do all those sorts of things," he explained, adding with a laugh, "I mean, I've even tried breastfeeding.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

"It's frustrating for the baby and frankly disturbing for me," he added of the experience.

In all seriousness, the proud papa said that he and Blake, 27, could not be happier despite the sleepless nights.

"It's amazing that you can be that exhausted and that happy at the same time."

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