Zooey Deschanel Finally Explains The Truth Behind Her Daughters Very Original Name

Zooey Deschanel is just like her new girl character, adorkable and quirky, which is why when her and husband Jacob Pechenik revealed the name of their daughter the world was confused, but not shocked.

Their 7-month-old daughter has the original name of Elsie Otter. Yes, as in the animal.

In true Ellen fashion, the talk show host used her playful charm to tease the actress a little. “Is that a family name,” she asked.

“In the sense we are all mammals,” Zooey answered.

So why is this the name they went for. Is there an adorable meaning behind it or are they just trying to take the cake in bizarre celebrity baby-names?

“We thought Elsie is like, kind of a classic name. A lot of people have grandmas and aunts name Elsie…And then we were like, you know, the middle name can be a little bit like wild,” the actress said.

The actress confessed that the couple love animals so much and particularly love the attributes of an otter.

1) “They’re so cute.”

2) “And playful and fun.”

3) “They’re really smart.”

Looks like Elsie Otter has a lot to live up to!

Watch the full clip below.


Image Credits: Ellen


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