Ryan Reynolds joked that the reason he and Blake Lively have yet to reveal their daughter's name is that he fears she'll grow up and exact revenge on him Credit: Bennett Raglin/WireImage

Hell hath no fury like...a baby girl? Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are staying mum on the name of their infant daughter — in part, the actor says, because he's afraid that revealing it will someday come back to haunt him. Or rather, that she'll someday come back to haunt him.

"That little girl will grow up to be a teenager who will find out that I blurted her name out on national television and probably make me pay for it," the Woman in Gold star joked to the Associated Press of his daughter, whom he and the Age of Adaline actress welcomed shortly before the New Year. "She will exact her revenge in searing, psychic pain."

Reports suggest that the genetically blessed tot may be called James, but Reynolds and his wife have yet to either confirm or deny that — and they're not likely to do so anytime soon. The Voices star has withstood plenty of grilling from reporters and talk show hosts, including a very persistent David Letterman.

Back in February, the Late Show host presented Reynolds with a long list of guesses, including Olivia, Sophia, Emma, Eva, Isabella, Abigail, and Ruth. (He was wrong on all counts.)

"We definitely [have a name]," the first-time dad, 38, told Letterman at the time. "I threw out the idea of just never naming the kid to be totally original, but we have a name. I just don't want to say it in, like, a media context. I tell everyone who I meet, so it'll come out."

Maybe so, but Reynolds and Lively, 27, have been pretty good about keeping their relationship under wraps. Exhibit A? Their hush-hush September 2012 wedding in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

"I think to some degree if you don't court it you don't have to deal with it so much," Reynolds told the Associated Press.