Zooey Deschanel Reveals Her Sea Animal-Inspired Baby Name

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Zooey Deschanel pulled a fast one on us all when it was announced in August that the New Girl actress had not only given birth to a daughter, but also married her baby daddy, producer Jacob Pechenik. Now, the newlyweds are revealing their little one’s name, and yes, it is definitely an addition to the long list of creative yet odd celebrity baby names.
Welcome to the world…Elsie Otter!
Speaking to PEOPLE Zooey and Jacob revealed the news together. They said, “It’s Elsie Otter. Like the animal. Sea otter.”
Well, it could be worse. At least it’s not Manatee Mermaid. Or Apple (looking at you, Gwyneth Paltrow). And otters are pretty darn cute.
According to Zooey’s New Girl co-star Lamorne Morris, the baby is just as adorable as you’d expect.

“She’s an extremely cute baby. She looks like Zooey. Two good-looking parents will make a good-looking kid. Unless there’s that one where you’re like, ‘Oh, you’re going to make a terrible child.’ But that was not gonna happen with these two.
“She’s a great mom to us on set. She puts the hammer down on the craziness we do from time to time.”

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