Sure, we all know that Zooey is quirky. She has proven it time and again with her acting roles, ukelele ditties, and preeminent bangs. But now Deschanel has exceeded our quirkiest expectations by doing something so quirky we never even thought it was possible. She named her baby after a sea otter.
Deschanel has revealed that her daughter is named Elsie Otter. Deschanel's reps announced the birth of the three-month-old in August along with Deschanel's under-the-radar marriage to producer Jacob Pechenik. But this is the first time the pair has publicly announced Little Z's name. They explained the meaning in great detail to People:
“It’s Elsie…” Deschanel began, while Pechenik finished, “Otter.” “Like the animal,” the actress explained, with her husband adding, “Sea otter!
That's pretty cute. But definitely not adorkable.