After three months the New Girl actress, Zooey Dechanel (35), has finally announced the name of her first child.
With all the unique celebrity baby names, it’s hard to be shocked anymore. And while Dechanel’s choice might be a bit quirky, it certainly isn’t the strangest thing we’ve ever heard…it’s actually kind of cute!
Zooey and her husband, Jacob Pechenik, revealed the name to People Magazine on Wednesday. Zooey announced:
“It’s Elsie Otter. Like the animal.”
Pechenik added…like a “sea otter!”
They both confessed that the name was a joint decision. They told the Today Show on Tuesday:
“We just really liked the name Elsie and then we both love otters — they’re very sweet and they’re also smart. They use tools … they hold hands while they sleep, there’s so many amazing things about otters. They’re wonderful animals.”
Elsie Otter was born late July in Austin, Texas. Her parents are still keeping photos of her private for now, but New Girl co-star Lamorne Morris (who plays Winston) has assured People Magazine that she is “an extremely cute baby. She looks like Zooey.”
While we might not be able to see little Elsie yet, we can see more Zooey in the new year.
A brand new season of New Girl is set to hit our screens in January.