Meg Ryan's Oprah daughter

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 September 2008
Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan's Oprah daughter

Meg Ryan nearly called her adopted daughter Oprah Winfrey Ryan because she has such admiration for the US talk show host

Meg Ryan nearly called her daughter Oprah Winfrey Ryan.

'The Women' actress - who adopted her now three-and-a-half-year-old daughter Daisy True from China in 2003 - was considering the unlikely moniker for her new baby.

She said: "I had a friend who was in a little bit of a manic phase, a little bi-polar, and I was getting reams and reams of names from her. My favourite was Oprah Winfrey Ryan. I knew then that I was in trouble. She was convinced that celebrities should just name their babies after celebrities. But we had to rule it out."

Meg also revealed the reason she eventually chose the name Daisy was because it reflected her daughter's vibrant personality.

The actress - who originally called the tot Charlotte - added to US talk show host David Letterman: "It took me a while to get to know her. Daisy's a really ridiculously happy person, and it was the happiest name I could think of."

Meg is currently starring alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, Debra Messing and Eva Mendes in romantic comedy 'The Women'.

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