14/10/2014 09:20 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Eva Mendes And Ryan Gosling Name Their Baby Daughter Esmeralda Amada

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Actors (L-R) Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling attend 'The Place Beyond The Pines' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have named their baby daughter Esmeralda Amada.

Gossip site TMZ – which has seen the newborn's birth certificate - said the couple may have taken the name Esmeralda from the novel and 1996 Disney movie The Hunchback Of Notre Dame.

And Amada was the character Eva played in the 2007 crime drama We Own The Night, where she starred alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg.

According to our Baby Names Generator, Esmeralda means 'emerald' and Amada is Spanish for 'beloved'. Eva, 40, has also given her daughter the nickname 'Preciosa,' which means precious in Spanish.

The actress's brother Juan Carlos Mendes has said the couple are 'great' parents.

He told In Touch Weekly magazine: "Ryan's going to be a great father. He's just such a down-to-earth, nice guy. You couldn't ask for anything better."

Juan has already been lucky enough to hold the couple's daughter, and he said both sides of the family are 'very supportive'.

He added: "Of course, I've held the baby. We went to visit them in the hospital - the whole family was there.

"We're a very tight, tight family, and Ryan, his family is the same way - very supportive."

Ryan, 33, has decided to scale back his workload now he has a family. The couple started dating in 2011 after meeting on the set of their movie 'The Place Beyond The Pines'.

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