Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
Ryan Gosling and long-time girlfriend Eva Mendes welcomed their first child, a baby girl in SeptemberGetty

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling and long-time girlfriend Eva Mendes welcomed their first child, a baby girl in September.

In an interview with Violet Grey's digital magazine, The Violet Files, the Ghost Rider actress revealed why the Place Beyond The Pines co-stars named their daughter Esmeralda Amada.

"Ryan and I both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and we just think it's a beautiful name," she explained. "Amada was my grandmother's name. It means 'beloved' in Spanish."

The 40-year-old actress talked about her struggles of being a new mother.

"I'm completely exhausted. I thought my wild nights were over but these are some of the wildest nights I've ever had," she admitted.

However, Mendes thinks Amada is having the hardest time.

"Everything is a struggle for her," Mendes joked. "For instance, I haven't thrown up since the 90s and she's thrown up twice since we started this interview. Motherhood is cake compared to what it's like to be a baby."

Adding on, Mendes revealed she has not hired a nanny for now.

"I'm doing it without a nanny for now but I'm open to the idea of having a nanny in the future. Esmeralda has two amazing grandmothers and incredible aunties who come over and really help me. But as far as a nanny or a night nurse, for me that part of being a mother at this early stage is the struggle of not being able to sleep and not knowing what I'm doing and really going through it with her and battling out those nights," she shared.