Wednesday 28 September 2016

Zooey Deschanel explains the reason behind her unusual baby name

Published 04/03/2016 | 15:35

Actress Zooey Deschanel arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actress Zooey Deschanel arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Actress Zooey Deschanel has opened up about her baby daughter and revealed the reason behind the child’s unusual name.

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The New Girl star welcomed baby Elsie Otter in July and said she and her husband Jacob Pechenik wanted to pair a classic moniker with something a little bit more “wild”.

"We thought Elsie is a classic name, and then we were like, 'the middle name can be a little bit wild.'"

"We love otters because they're so cute, playful, fun, and really smart,” the actress told Ellen Degeneres.

Zooey Deschanel and husband Jacob Pechenik
Zooey Deschanel and husband Jacob Pechenik

The new arrival was welcomed by her celebrity mum in Texas last summer soon after she tied the knot with Jacob.

Deschanel has not shared any images of baby Elsie but the actress’ New Girl costar Lamorne Morris revealed that she takes after her famous mum.

"She's an extremely cute baby," the actor said. "She looks like Zooey."

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