Mar 20, 2008


  Contemporary actor Ryan Phillipe, 33, recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where he attributed the name of his daughter Ava Phillipe to none other than 40's and 50's screen siren Ava Gardner. Ava, 8, was given her moniker long before its sudden and persistent surge in popularity in recent years; Phillipe noted that, in addition to belonging to his idol Frank Sinatra's second wife Gardner, he found the name to be "very classy and strong." I was simply impressed by such smart parentage with that move. If only she had a sister named Lana...

Ava is Ryan's daughter with ex-wife actress Reese Witherspoon.

Source: Celebrity Baby Blog

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