Zooey Deschanel Revealed Her Baby’s Very Quirky Name

Zooey Deschanel gave birth to her first child with husband Jacob Pechenik in August. In good Deschanel manner, they named her now 3-month-old daughter Elsie. And her middle name? Otter.

Deschanel told People at the Rock the Kasbah premiere, “Like the animal,” she said. “Sea otter!” added Pechenik.

She elaborated on Tuesday morning’s Today show, “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.”