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When Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively named their daughter James -- a name traditionally given to boys -- the couple were not trying to be "unusual."

During an appearance on ITV's "Good Morning Britain" on Feb. 5, the "Deadpool" actor discussed the reason behind the moniker.

The 39-year-old told the show's co-host Kate Garraway that 1-year-old James was named after his father, James C. Reynolds.

Baby James was born to Ryan and Blake in December 2014, while her grandfather was in the midst of a 20-year battle with Parkinson's disease.

The late James, also known as Jim, passed away in October 2015.

"In the spectrum of weird celebrity baby names, I feel like we're not really breaking any new ground here," Ryan said on the show. "I mean, I didn't call her Summer Squash Meadow Lark, or something."

"I also thought of all the letters being silent in her name, so it would just be 'Haa,'" he joked.

The new father also up about a "fun" milestone in his 13-month-old daughter's life.

"She's teething at the moment. I love being a father. I don't want to be one of those celebs who talks about being a parent like they're the only person in the world who has ever done it," he expressed.

"It's the most common thing in the world, but the most profound. It's super fun. I just love it," the actor gushed.

As much as Ryan seemed to love to chat about his daughter and fatherhood, the handsome actor also spent time on the morning show discussing his new film "Deadpool."

The movie took 11 years to make, and he admitted his character in the film -- a superhero with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor -- was actually his "alter-ego." He did clearly explain that he's "not nearly as homicidal" though.

Ryan loved the role so much, he brought home the costume to wear for his wife Blake Lively, whom he married in September 2012.

"She was a bit concerned. She thought it was a bit twisted, 'Happy anniversary!'" he joked.

"I keep it in the TV room, where it scares the dogs. I would hate to be the person to break into my house."

"Deadpool" will be released in theaters on Feb. 12.