In a recent interview with Latina magazine, Eva Mendes explained why she and Ryan Gosling decided to have their daughters share a name. The latest addition to their family is named Amada Lee, and her one-year-old sister is named Esmeralda Amada. Amada is Mendes' grandmother’s name, and translates to "beloved." She explained that it was their favorite when naming the new bundle of joy:

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.

Thinking about naming their beloved "Beloved."
Thinking about naming their beloved "Beloved."
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Mendes explained that siblings sharing a name is in tried and "true Latin fashion," saying, "We reuse names all the time. I used to know five sisters that were all Maria del Carmen, Maria Elena, Maria Liliana."

Sources: Marie Claire | Latina