Zooey Deschanel Reveals Her Daughter’s Name

Zooey Deschanel just makes us all smile and has finally shared her baby girl’s name.

The New Girl star and her husband, Jacob Pechenik, have chosen Elsie Otter for their now 3-month-old daughter, the couple told PEOPLE Wednesday at the Rock the Kasbah premiere in New York City.

“It’s Elsie…” Deschanel began, while Pechenik finished, “Otter.” “Like the animal,” the actress explained, with her husband adding, “Sea otter.”

Born in late July in Austin, Texas, Elsie is the first child for the pair, who announced their marriage and their daughter’s birth in August.

Although Deschanel, 35, is keeping photos of Elsie under wraps for now, her New Girl co star Lamorne Morris assured PEOPLE that she is quite adorable.

“She’s an extremely cute baby,” the actor said back in August. “She looks like Zooey.”

Rock the Kasbah opens Friday.


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