The Two and a Half Men star may have teased fans when it came to his daughter's first photo a few weeks ago, but when discussing how he and Mila Kunis gave their little one her name, he was more than candid.
As it turns out, Wyatt Isabelle was not the couple's first choice for their baby girl's moniker. "We had another name. We had it picked out and we're like, 'All right this is the name,'" Ashton told Conan O'Brien on Conan Tuesday. "Then we got pregnant a week-a couple weeks after we picked the name. But then when we were pregnant, the name just didn't fit the energy that we were feeling. We were calling it the baby, but never by the name that we had given it. One night Mila was just like, 'This is not the name!' I'm like, 'OK! It's not the name.' I had to get the creative juices going."
"We were going to a Lakers game and I've got name Tourette's," he continued. "I just started listing off anything and everything that I saw. I was like, 'Sign! Truck! Wall! Door!' She's like, 'Shut up!' I'm like, 'If you don't accept my bad ideas, you'll never accept the good ones.' Then I was like, 'All right I've got a really dumb idea. What about Wyatt?' She goes, 'That's it.' I was like, 'Really? I did it?' She was like, 'Yeah, that's it.'"
"We gave her the middle name Isabelle after Mila's grandfather...so it has a little heritage," he added. "We immediately went home and we reserved all the domain names. We got the Twitter handle, the Instagram - everything that you could possibly [want]. I don't want a porn site with my daughter's name! It's unacceptable to me and it's not gonna happen!"
The 36-year-old thesp also gushed over what fatherhood has been like for him. After Conan asked him how he was holding up after welcoming a baby a mere 27 days ago, Ashton said, "We're really privileged that we have time and can afford to take time. We don't have a nanny or a night nurse or anything. It's just the two of us."
"It's unbelievable. It's the greatest thing on earth," he continued. "As soon as this child was born I immediately wanted to call my parents and just apologize because I never knew how much they loved me."
"I have a personal 'I want to be a hero' ego thing. It fulfills all of that. Staying home for the first couple weeks, I've learned the little things that will calm the baby down. So, I feel like I'm a baby whisperer now. I like to give the baby to my friends and let it cry for a second and be like, 'Let me just take this.' Any sort of hero fantasy I have is completely satiated."