Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet couldn't stop "fighting" with her husband over the name of their baby.

We still couldn't choose between Maya June and Molly June. So finally David tore off two little pieces of paper, wrote the names on each paper, and put them behind his back.

The '2012' actress - who celebrated the arrival of her second daughter, Molly June, with her screenwriter husband David Benioff last month - admitted they were so confused about what to call their newborn that it was only when they had to sign official documents that a decision was made.

Speaking to US TV host David Letterman, she said: "We were fighting about it a lot and you can't leave the hospital until you sign the paper with the name so we got right up to the point where the nurse was trying to usher us to leave.

"We still couldn't choose between Maya June and Molly June. So finally David tore off two little pieces of paper, wrote the names on each paper, and put them behind his back."

It was only when Amanda picked out Maya June, that she realised it just wasn't suitable.

She said: "I chose one of them and it was Maya and then I got really upset, so."

The 38-year-old star - who had to cancel her original appearance on the TV talk show because she started experiencing labour pains - admitted her first child, Frances Pen, three, is welcoming the new addition with open arms.

She said: "She's a little more moody than usual, but it's not really directed at the baby. It's more like, `Frankie, eat your broccoli,' and she starts screaming. She wants to have a baby in her belly and she wants to breastfeed."


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