Zooey Deschanel Reveals Her Daughter’s Name

Three months after becoming a mom, actress Zooey Deschanel has finally announced the name that she and husband Jacob Pachenik chose for their baby girl:  Elsie Otter.


“We just really liked the name Elsie, and then we both love otters,” Deschanel said during an interview on  “The Today Show,” on Tuesday, October 20. “They hold hands when they sleep. There are so many wonderful things about otters!”

Although the couple has chosen not to release photos of Elsie, the “New Girl” star has had plenty to say about her girl on Twitter. “My infant daughter is going to run for president,” she recently tweeted. “She remains silent on all of the key issues, but she’s much cuter than Donald Trump.”

Elsie was born in late July. She is the couple’s first child together; they announced both their marriage and Elsie’s birth in August.

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