Zooey Deschanel – she of the bangs and the Etsy wet dream – has at last revealed the name she and husband Jacob Pechenkif gave their new baby girl, and it’s suitably, utterly off-beat.

It’s Otter. Specifically, Elsie Otter. “Like the animal!” she explained. A “sea otter!” he elaborated helpfully. 

OH GOOD LORD YOU TWO ARE JUST TOO CUTE TO HANDLE.

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“We just really liked the name Elsie and then we both love otters – they’re very sweet and they’re also smart,” Zooey said on Today. “They use tools, they hold hands while they sleep, there’s so many amazing things about otters.”

(LIKE THE FACT THAT ONE IS HERMIONE’S PATRONUS COUGH TBQH.)

“They’re wonderful animals.”

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THANKS ZOE.

Twitter is predictably having a field day.


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via People.

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