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Emily Blunt reveals how she named baby daughter Hazel


May 14, 2014
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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 © Photo: Getty Images

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.'"

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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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