Zooey Deschanel Explains Why She Named Her Baby After an Animal

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Back in August, Zooey Deschanel welcomed her first baby.

At the time, Zooey kept the kid's name on the down-low, because celebrities do that for some reason.

When the big reveal finally came, we learned that the first name was refreshingly normal. The middle name, however...

Elsie Otter Pechenik. That's, uh...mighty quirky. Care to explain, Zooey?

“I love otters… she’s going to love them," Zooey told the Today crew this morning. "We just really liked the name Elsie, and then we both love otters because they’re so sweet and also smart.

"They use tools, they keep their favorite tools, they hold hands while they sleep, there are so many amazing things about otters. They’re wonderful animals.”

Sure, why not? This is Zooey Deschanel, after all. The kid's lucky she's not named Owl Royal Tenenbaum Urban Farming Vinyl of a Band You've Never Heard Of Pechenik.

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