Zooey Deschanel is known for her quirky style and personality and it looks like she’s going to pass this along to her baby daughter, who she named after a famous “Frozen” character and her favorite animal.
The “New Girl” star revealed to Entertainment Tonight at the New York City premiere for ‘Rock the Kasbah’ on Monday that the her 3-month-old baby daughter’s name is Elsie Otter.
Elsie, as in the character from “Frozen.” While Zooey Deschanel doesn’t cite the Disney movie as inspiration, it’s a very trendy name right now.
And why ‘Otter’?
Zooey Deschanel explained that she and husband Jacob Pechenik “just liked” the name, especially since otters are Zooey’s favorite animals.
“Well, we just really like the name Elsie, and then we both love otters,” she said on the TODAY show. “They’re really sweet, they’re also smart, they use tools to keep their favorite tools, they hold hands while they sleep. There’s so many amazing things about otters. They’re wonderful animals.”
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Zooey and Pechenik secretly got married on June 21, according to E! Online. A few weeks later, in July, their first baby daughter Elsie Otter was born.
Zooey’s pregnancy will be hidden on FOX’s “New Girl” by her character, Jess Day, getting sequestered during jury duty. Megan Fox will fill in the show for a few episodes, Deschanel told Us Magazine.
“Jess gets on a jury and she’s sequestered. And during that time the roommates rent out Jess’ room to Reagan, who is Megan Fox. So that will be super fun. I have a few episodes where I’ll be gone because of maternity leave. Megan is going to carry the torch!”