Ryan Reynolds talks life with two daughters and his newborn’s name: ‘We settled on the right one’

After welcoming his second daughter with wife Blake Lively in September, Ryan Reynolds says he's basking in the beauty of fatherhood more than ever.
 
"No it didn't change the dynamic," he tells our Ben Mulroney in a new interview from Toronto. "There's just more. There's more love, there's more diapers. There's more all that stuff, you know."
 
Lively gave birth to their newborn in September, joining almost two-year-old James in the Reynolds clan. 
 
The 40-year-old Canadian actor adds he's loved seeing James be a big sister to their new addition. 
 
"It was kind of profound. I just love watching my older daughter take care of the newborn. That's been kind of neat to see."
 
And while the couple has been private about the name of their new bundle of joy, Reynolds can confirm they didn't name her Excalibur Anaconda Reynolds, as he once joked he was going to name his firstborn.
 
"I had [suggested] the same name, except with all the letters in the name being silent, which again was confusing for everyone. Especially me," he jokes. "We settled on the right one."


Reynolds was in Toronto Wednesday to throw his support behind SickKids Foundation's VS. campaign, which is seeking new monthly donors to help fund a new operating suite. 
 
He tells Ben he was inspired after getting to know several kids battling cancer through his most recent film "Deadpool," in which his character initially faces the disease.
 
"You get close to these kids and people sometimes say 'Don't get too close,' and it's like come on, of course you get close," he says.
 
"Afterwards you're sort of left in this spiral and you sort of think about what can I do to transmute this pain I'm in or this anguish of losing this kid. And you just put it into something good. And Sick Kids is that thing."
 
Noting parents are "forgotten wonders" in any child's fight against cancer, Reynolds says he hates to see any child or parent go through such pain.
 
He's also grateful for his own growing family, joking that with two daughters he's doing his part to "wipe men off the face of the planet."
 
"It's the best thing," he says of fatherhood. "You know it's the best thing that could ever happen to you."
 
For more of Ben's interview with Ryan Reynolds, check out tonight's etalk.
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