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Chris Hemsworth Explains Why He and Wife Name Their Daughter India

May 14, 2012 (7:58 am) GMT
When met at a recent press junket of 'Snow White and the Huntsman', the 'Avengers' star also gushes he couldn't be happier about his baby girl since he has waited to be a father for a long time.
Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky

is embracing his new role as a proud father to a baby girl. The 28-year-old actor, who reprises his role as Thor in "", recently welcomed his first daughter with wife , and he's more than willing to explain why he and his wife name their child India.

In a phone interview with USA Today, the Aussie actor said, "We love the country and love the name." He offered more when met at "" press junket in London. "It was just a name we liked, I always kind of liked Indie or Indiana for a boy and she liked India," he told E! News. "We sorta went, 'Oh well, whether it's a boy or girl that will decide.' It just seemed to fit."

It was reported that Chris' wife gave birth to India on Friday, May 11. When asked to clarify, the older brother of responded by simply stating, "Very recently." He went on to say, "This is my politician, kind of, not giving too much away." Still, he shared his excitement of being a father. "I've wanted to have kids for a long time, and here it is, and I couldn't be happier," so he gushed.

Chris and Elsa met through their management firm in early 2010 before tying the knot in December of the same year. They announced that they were expecting their first child in January 2012. "Chris and I are ecstatic, very happy and excited," Elsa said at that time. "Since it's our first child we don't care if it's a boy or girl, our only wish is that it's healthy."

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