Ryan Reynolds has denied that he and Blake Lively's newborn daughter is called Violet.

It had previously been reported that the Hollywood couple's first child, who was born just before the New Year, had been named Violet.

However, Reynolds has told USA Today: "No, that's not the name. I don't want to get into that but I don't know where that came from."

Although the actor did not want to comment on their baby's actual name, he did share his experiences of fatherhood so far.

He said: "It's still so new that it's hard to conceive being away for more than seven hours at a time. 

"I had to go to Sundance this last week. I was more excited to get a good night's sleep. It was borderline pornographic for me.

"I don't sleep very much. It's great. It's wonderful. But my brain is elsewhere."