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.
“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.”
“They’re wonderful animals.”
Twitter is predictably having a field day.
Zooey Deschanel revealed her daughters name is Elsie Otter & it would not surprise me in the slightest if she gave birth to an actual otter
— AX KILLIN’ MASH (@mynameisntdave) October 20, 2015
Zooey Deschanel’s baby is named Elsie Otter and now I can’t stop thinking of a tiny otter with a sombrero – EL SEA OTTER!
— Batty Kate Boorning (@kateburning) October 20, 2015
ELSIE OTTER: Mommy, where do babies come from?
ZOOEY DESCHANEL: Well, when a manic pixie dream girl ‘meet cutes’ a brooding man-child…
— Achilles Stamatelaky (@astamate) October 20, 2015
Pretty smart of Zooey Deschanel to name her baby Elsie Otter. Now she’ll have her own show on the Disney Channel by age 9, as per the rules.
— Kendra Alvey (@Kendragarden) October 20, 2015
— Monterey Aquarium (@MontereyAq) October 20, 2015