Maggie Gyllenhaal Testing Out Baby Names With Peter Sarsgaard

Celebrity Moms Feb. 8, 2012 AT 2:06PM
Maggie Gyllenhaal Testing Out Baby Names With Peter Sarsgaard Credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

It's been six years since they first became parents, and this time around, Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal feel much more prepared.

Their 5-year-old daughter Ramona, however, "doesn't know what she's in for," according to Sarsgaard, 40.

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"I've seen kids with siblings -- I don't have any siblings, so I don't know -- but they generally go for about five minutes, 'Oh, cool! Anyway, what are we going to do now? Can we return it?'" he told reporters at Jay-Z's concert benefiting the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Foundation Tuesday. "I think it gets boring quickly, at first, and it takes a while for them to bond."

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Sarsgaard added that his actress wife, 34, hasn't had any wild cravings with her second pregnancy. "She has not been into eating meat. It's been recommended for the iron, I guess. We ordered it and we both kind of looked at it, because I don't eat a lot of meat either, so we just sort of sat there and thought about it."

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The Lovelace actor said they know their second child's gender, but they've chosen to keep it private for now. "It's the nice thing about knowing the gender of a child: you don't have to call it 'it,' which gets really weird after seven months in," Sarsgaard said. "So we've been trying out a few names, but nothing solid."

The Brooklyn-based actors married on May 2, 2009 in Brindisi, Italy.

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