Emily Blunt announces her new baby girl’s surprisingly traditional name

And proud daddy John Krasinski did the big reveal


Given that actor couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski already have a 2-year-old called Hazel, we kind of knew they probably wouldn’t go the edgily inventive route with babynames 2nd time round – and they most definitely haven’t. There’s absolutely nothing Frou-Frou La-La or Paprika-Kumquat about their new baby girl’s name.


And, sharing their baby news on Twitter yesterday (US Independence Day), proud daddy John revealed more than just their new daughter’s moniker; he confessed she actually popped out 2 WEEKS ago! (This is becoming something of a trend, isn’t it: the secretive celeb birth thing?)

But on to the name. Sticking with with their obvious liking for a botanical theme, and choosing something that nicely complements big sister Hazel, the pair have chosen… *drum roll*… Violet for their new little girl.

How lovely (and normal) is that? 

And, speaking of normal, while she was still pregnant with Violet, mum-to-be Emily spoke about how her 2nd pregnancy was so different to her 1st one – describing how, when she was pregnant with Hazel, she had time for ‘self-indulgent’ treats like massages, yoga and hypnotherapy, but 2nd time round, she was so busy with her toddler, she sometimes completely forgot she was pregnant. (We hear ya, Sista!)

Many congrats, Emily and John – and, of course, big sis Hazel on Violet’s arrival. We will be keeping an eye on social media for the first pics 🙂

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