Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes' baby name revealed!

It’s been almost one month since Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling welcomed their baby girl, but the pair have managed to steer clear of the spotlight since then.

Friends of the couple report that they are already head over heels with their daughter, and that both are proving to be very hands-on parents. One source tells E! that Ryan “is infatuated with the baby,” and jumps right in to change diapers and rock her to sleep. Eva’s brother Juan Carlos Mendes, meanwhile, reveals, “Ryan’s going to be a great father. He’s just such a down-to-earth, nice guy. You couldn’t ask for anything better.” And while the new uncle dropped a big hint that they chose “a family name” for their first child, we didn’t know any more than that…. Until now.

PEOPLE has apparently gotten a glimpse at the birth certificate and has confirmed that Ryan and Eva have named their daughter Esmeralda Amada Gosling. The no doubt absolutely adorable baby arrived at 10:22 a.m. on September 12 in Santa Monica.

Parenting practice? Ryan & Eva share a scene with a baby (not Esmeralda) in the 2012 film, A Place Beyond the Pines

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A lovely Spanish name meaning “Emerald,” there are no shortage of cute nicknames for Esmeralda: Essie, Esme, Mera, to name a few. While it’s a very pretty pick, it may not have been Eva’s first choice. Long before she hooked up with her handsome Crazy Stupid Love beau, she revealed that her favorite baby name had been snatched by her good friend Salma Hayek!

“Valentina Paloma,” the 40-year-old star revealed. “I was like, ‘Salma, you took my baby name.’ And she’s all, ‘What are your other ones so that I don’t take them.’”

Congratulations again to Ryan and Eva!

Esmeralda, from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, is on our list of favorite under-the-radar Disney baby names. See which others made the cut!

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