Ryan Reynolds jokes that his 4th child’s name is totally up to Taylor Swift

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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively may have welcomed their fourth child over a year ago, in February of 2023. But the couple, who are notoriously private about their home life and especially their kids, still haven’t revealed any public details about the new arrival, least of all his or her name. That’s par for the course for them, though.

Still, it didn’t stop Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb from asking Reynolds about it when he appeared on the Today show this week. During the IF actor’s interview on Monday, they teased him about how his other children’s names were revealed to the public: through Taylor Swift lyrics.

“Taylor Swift keeps dropping it into lyrics!” Guthrie said, referencing Swift’s song “Betty,” which featured not just the name of Reynolds’ and Lively’s third child, 4-year-old Betty, but also their two older daughters, 7-year-old Inez and 9-year-old James. Guthrie then coyly asked if the fourth baby’s name can be heard anywhere on Swift’s new album, “The Tortured Poets Department.”

In response, he joked, “We always wait for Taylor to tell us what the child’s name is, and I’ll say this: We’re still waiting.”

He then added, “She’s a prolific writer — I mean, what are we doing here? And ‘lazy’ is not a word I’d attach to Taylor.”

So the fourth name stays a secret for now. Guess we’ll have to wait for more Taylor Swift music before we get the big reveal.

Reynolds has previously opened up about how he kept it a secret from his daughters that their names were included in one of Swift’s songs until the track was finished and ready for release. In a SiriusXM Town Hall interview last August, he revealed, “We surprised them with it.”

He went on to joke, in his classic, dry style, “They didn’t know. They had no idea. We don’t tell them anything; we find they’re most compliant if you offer them no access to outside information.”