Vin Diesel reveals that he named daughter Paulina, after Paul Walker

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Vin Diesel Names Daughter After Paul Walker

Actor Vin Diesel exclusively revealed on the "Today" show Monday morning that he was thinking of his late friend Paul Walker when picking a name for his new baby girl.

"I named her Pauline ... There's no other person that I was thinking about as I was cutting the umbilical cord ... I knew he was there," Diesel told the show's hosts.

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I believe that children are Our future, teach them well and let them lead the way...
Made it home today for dinner with the family. Pauline's first Father's Day. Blessed.
Though I am only an actor portraying a soldier, which I do with conviction... leaving your angels, well you know... The sacrifices we make are always in service of them. All love...
PURE LOVE Have a blessed holiday weekend.
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Diesel announced the birth of his daughter on Facebook on March 16. This is his third child with his longtime girlfriend, Paloma Jimenez.

Diesel and Walker starred together in the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise. The cast was in the middle of filming the seventh movie, "Furious 7," when Walker died in a car crash in 2013.

At a Los Angeles screening of the most recent installment, Diesel became emotional when talking about Walker, saying: "It was in some ways the hardest movie I ever had to do because the relationships that you see on film are so real. ... I lost my best friend. I lost my brother."

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PAUL WALKER, an actor perhaps best known for his roles in the 'Fast and Furious' films died in a fiery car crash. He was 40 years old. Los Angeles County Sheriff found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision in the community of Valencia Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene, Walker being a passenger in a friend's car, the accident occurred due to speed. Pictured: Jan. 19, 2006 - Actor PAUL WALKER stars in ' 2 Fast 2 Furious ''. (Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com via Alamy)
File - PAUL WALKER, an actor perhaps best known for his roles in the 'Fast and Furious' films died in a fiery car crash. He was 40 years old. Los Angeles County Sheriff found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision in the community of Valencia Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene, Walker being a passenger in a friend's car, the accident occurred due to speed. Pictured: Sept. 21, 2005 - Westwood, California, U.S. - Actor PAUL WALKER at the 'Into The Blue' Los Angeles Premiere held at Mann's Village Theatre. (Cre
File - PAUL WALKER, an actor perhaps best known for his roles in the 'Fast and Furious' films died in a fiery car crash. He was 40 years old. Los Angeles County Sheriff found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision in the community of Valencia Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene, Walker being a passenger in a friend's car, the accident occurred due to speed. Pictured: Oct 09, 2006; Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Actor PAUL WALKER at the 'Flags Of Our Fathers' Los Angeles Premiere held at the Academy Of Motion
Sept. 1, 2001 - Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England - PAUL WALKER.ACTOR..DEAUVILLE, FRANCE.01/09/2001.BM4A28C(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Apr 24, 2011 - Moscow, Russia - Actor PAUL WALKER attends the premier of Russian Premier of Fast & Furious 5 (Fast Five) in Oktyabr cinema theatre of Moscow. (Credit Image: © PhotoXpress/ZUMAPRESS.com)
File - PAUL WALKER, an actor perhaps best known for his roles in the 'Fast and Furious' films died in a fiery car crash. He was 40 years old. Los Angeles County Sheriff found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision in the community of Valencia Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene, Walker being a passenger in a friend's car, the accident occurred due to speed. Pictured: Nov. 26, 2003 - Westwood, California, U.S. - Actor PAUL WALKER at the 'Timeline' World Premiere, benefitting Hollygrove, held at Mann National The
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/WIREIMAGE REQUIRED) Paul Walker (L) and Vin Diesel attend the World Premiere of 'Fast & Furious 6' at Empire Leicester Square on May 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster are seen filming 'Fast & Furious 7' on June 02, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Caleb Walker is seen filming 'Fast & Furious 7' on June 02, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in a scene from the film 'The Fast And The Furious', 2001. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker racing against each other in a scene from the film 'The Fast And The Furious', 2001. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 6: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) American actor Paul Walker poses at Woolloomooloo on September 6, 2001 in Sydney, Australia. Walker is in Sydney to promote his new film 'Fast and Furious'. (Photo by Sam Ruttyn/Newspix/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 18: Actor Paul Walker attends 'The Fast and the Furious' Westwood Premiere on June 18, 2001 at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Schauspieler Vin Diesel Stellt Den Kinofilm 'The Fast And The Furious' In Hamburg Vor . (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
Tara Reid (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
Michelle Rodriguez, Rob Cohen, Jordana Brewster, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel (Photo by Tony Barson Archive/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 3: Actors Tyrese (L) and Paul Walker attend the world premiere of the film '2 Fast 2 Furious' on June 3, 2003 at Universal Studios, Hollywood. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 3: Actors Tyrese, Devon Aoki and Paul Walker arrive at the premiere of '2 Fast 2 Furious' at the Universal Amphitheatre on June 3, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 3: Actors Tyrese (L) and Paul Walker arrive at the premiere of '2 Fast 2 Furious' at the Universal Amphitheatre on June 3, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Paul Walker during The World Premiere of '2 Fast 2 Furious' at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LONDON - JUNE 9: American actors Paul Walker and Eva Mendes arrive at the UK premiere of the film '2 Fast 2 Furious' at the Warner Brothers Cinema West End on June 9, 2003 in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 9: American actors Paul Walker and Eva Mendes arrive at the UK premiere of the film '2 Fast 2 Furious' at the Warner Brothers Cinema West End on June 9, 2003 in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Eva Mendes and Paul Walker Promote '2 Fast 2 Furious' (Photo by Lalo Yasky/WireImage)
Paul Walker (Photo by Lalo Yasky/WireImage)
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