'Fast & Furious 7' actor Van Diesel has named his daughter 'Pauline' in honour of co-star Paul Walker.Facebook/ Van Diesel

Fans across the globe have appreciated "Fast & Furious 7" actor Vin Diesel's decision to name his newborn daughter after late co-star and close friend Paul Walker.

The 47-year-old officially revealed the name of his third child with Paloma Jimenez on NBC's morning talk show "Today" and said, "I named her Pauline".

"There's no other person that I was thinking about as I was cutting this umbilical cord. I just ... knew he was there and I felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my family and a part of my world," the celeb said while explaining the reason behind his decision.

Meanwhile, his admirers were overjoyed after learning of his big decision and they expressed their excitement on various social networking sites.

Here are some of the fan reactions:

Christy Edwards

so thoughtful hang in there big guy i know paul is smiling down on you and very proud of you

Cynthia Thorne

That is nice that your Baby after paul walker.sissy

Heather McDaniel

I admire you for naming her Pauline after Paul walker. Pauline is a pretty name. God bless your family

Mary L Banks

Paul is looking down with a big smile and will always be watching over you!

Lisa Wright Papesh

This is just so sweet...Congratulations on your daughter! I know Paul is smiling down proud!

Annette Platzner

Congrats Vin and family, naming her after Paul is heartwarming

Laura Machuca

God bless you n your family. Paul sure is smiling n will be your angel that watches over you.

Debi Case

A beautiful thing you and your lady did by naming her in memory of Paul.

Heather Sweet Green

It was such a beautiful thing you did in naming her Pauline in honor of a wonderful man, Paul Walker! 


Awesome Vin!