Zooey Deschanel Named Her Daughter After a Marine Mammal

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Zooey Deschanel sure knows how to keep a secret.

The New Girl star has made it clear she likes to keep her personal life private, but she finally opened up about her baby girl's name three months after giving birth to her.

"It's Elsie..." she told People Wednesday at the Rock the Kasbah premiere in New York City, with her hubby Jacob Pechenik adding, "Otter." "Like the animal," Zooey explained, with Jacob adding, "Sea otter!" When Zooey appeared on Today Tuesday morning, she further explained the reason behind the name saying, "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," she continued in true Zooey Deschanel fashion. "They're wonderful animals." We have to admit...the name is kind of adorable.

Zooey and Jacob welcomed their first child together in July and later announced her birth and their marriage in August. So far, they haven't released any photos of their baby girl, but hopefully, we'll get a glimpse of their little one soon enough.

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