What’s in a name? Actually quite a bit of backstory if you’re a product of the Mendes-Gosling union! Today, less than a month after she was born on Sept. 12 in Santa Monica, California, TMZ posted the little lady’s birth certificate and finally revealed her name:
Esmeralda Amada Gosling!
Yes, our first thought was, “Like The Hunchback of Notre Dame?” too. And it’s entirely possible that they were inspired by the glamorous Disney heroine. But according to E!, “Esmeralda” was the name of Eva’s character on V.I.P and “Amada” was the name of her character in the 2007 crime drama, We Own the Night. Talk about bringing her work home with her!
While it’s a bit of a mouthful when you say it all at once, we’re totally onboard with the final choice. (It’s even on Babble’s list of our favorite baby names that start with the letter “E”!) It’s a good thing she’s never played a character named Rachel. Now that would have been awkward.
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