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Emily Blunt reveals how she named baby daughter Hazel

14 MAY 2014

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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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

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.'"

 



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.

 

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