Lena Dunham made a "potential baby name list" with her former boyfriend Jack Antonoff before they split.

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham

The 32-year-old actress and the musician dated for five years before calling time on their romance in December, and Lena has now revealed that before the pair went their separate ways, they had thought about starting a family together and had even drafted up a list of monikers.

Posting a picture of the list - which included traditional names such as Kelly, Jacki, and Eddy, alongside unique options like Na and Carrot - Lena wrote on Twitter: "Hey @jackantonoff I just found a potential baby name list we made in 2015. I could definitely keep this private, but then the world wouldn't know that you suggested "Carrot" over and over... Love u!!! (sic)"

Although Lena and Jack, 34, have remained close since their split, the 'Girls' creator previously revealed she was heartbroken at the time, and admitted the "finality" of their break-up conversation "nearly killed" her.

In an emotional essay published in May, Lena wrote: "It was December when we broke up, that kind of confusing weather where glaring sunlight makes the cold air feel even colder. We sat in our shared kitchen of nearly four years and quietly faced each other, acknowledging what nobody wanted to say. That obsessive connection had turned to blind devotion, and the blinders were coming off to reveal that we had evolved separately (the least shocking reason of all and perhaps the most common). That anger wasn't sexy or sustainable. That our hearts were still broken from trying so hard to fix it but no longer uncertain about whether or not we could. The finality nearly killed me, and I remember muttering, 'But what if we still went on dates?' He laughed sadly. 'Whatever you want.'"

Lena also claimed at the time that she was still "aching" from the split.

She concluded in her essay: "Friends called and I started to feel like I could pick up without worrying about the hitch in my chest the moment they asked, 'How are you feeling about it all?' I had some answers now that they might actually buy, that sounded healthy and self-assured and like the woman of extreme independence I wanted to become again. 'I'm good, just chugging along.' But if I were being honest I'd answer them by saying that my heart could still ache for one home as I returned to myself in another."