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.
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."