The Tragic and Heartwarming, Reason Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling’s Daughters Share a Name

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In a recent interview with Latina magazine, Eva Mendes shared why her daughters have same name: Esmeralda Amada and Amada Lee. Amada is Eva’s grandmother’s name, and translates to “beloved” in Spanish.

“We had a few names picked out for our new baby, and when she was born, we didn’t feel like those names were her. We came up with a few more, even that morning, and tried them out. We were like,’What about Viviana?’ But we just kept going back to Amada,” Eva told the magazine.

Eva admits that with her brother, Carlos, passed away nine days before she gave birth, so she wanted to make sure her youngest daughter’s name had a family connection, too.

She also explained that it is latin fashion to share a name. “We reuse names all the time. I used to know five sisters that were all Maria del Carmen, Maria Elena, Maria Liliana.”

Is your family the same? Tell us in the comments below!

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