Carey Mulligan has named her baby daughter Evelyn.

The 30-year-old actress and her husband Marcus Mumford, 28, who got married in 2012, have chosen a sweet angelic moniker for their three-week-old baby girl.

But it didn't take careful consideration and endless lists of names as she admitted to 'Entertainment Tonight' on Monday (12.10.15) that she ''just came up with it.''

Although the couple are notoriously private on their personal life, Carey confirmed earlier this week she'd given birth to a girl after rumours began to surface at the end of last week.

She screeched with excitement: ''It's a girl.''

Carey's pregnancy was first reported in March but she failed to comment on the speculation until last month when she admitted she was ''excited'' about becoming a mother.

She said: ''I've always wanted to be a mother. I love what I do, but I'm excited for this next phase of my life.''

Meanwhile, the British star made her first public appearance since giving birth at the BFI London Film Festival last Wednesday (07.10.15) to promote her new film 'Suffragette' with co-star Meryl Streep, director Sarah Gavron, screenwriter Abi Morgan and producers Alison Owen and Faye Ward.

Though she didn't comment on changes in her personal life, the private star spoke of how she feels her new film - about the women's suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th century - feels relevant to modern society.