Actor James Corden poses at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California
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Popular TV host James Corden has joked that he almost named his newborn daughter after singer Beyonce Knowles.

The 39-year-old, who welcomed his third child with wife Julia on Tuesday, almost landed himself in hot water when he pretended to the medical staff he had given his daughter the same moniker as Beyonce, reports people.com.

"After the baby was born, anyone who has been in this situation will know, we were both crying, I was crying my eyes out, my wife's crying her eyes out, the baby's crying and the doctor asked about her name and I don't know why I said it and I looked at the doctor and said, 'We're going to call her Beyoncé.' My wife did not think that was funny," Corden said on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" on Thursday.

"Especially after the nurse went to the other side of the room and started filling out her form with the name Beyonce and I had to go over to her and say, 'There's only one Beyonce'," he added.

"The Late Late Show with James Corden" host announced the baby's arrival on Twitter on Tuesday, December 12.

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"Today we welcomed a beautiful baby daughter into the world. Both she and her mother are doing great. We can't stop smiling. Thank you Harry (Styles) for stepping in to host the show at two-and-a-half hours notice," Corden wrote.

The couple is already parents to son Max, who was born on March 22, 2011, and daughter Carey, who was born on October 27, 2014.