Zooey Deschanel names daughter Elsie Otter.
What do you think? http://jezebel.com/zooey-deschanel-names-her-daughter-elsie-otter-remains-1737494508
hostess / cantaloupe / 6486 posts
Elsie is cute. Otter is weird.
pear / 1986 posts
@Mrs. Sunshine: I think that should be a poll option
persimmon / 1043 posts
I know a toddler named Elsie. I like it!
But Otter?? I don't get it.. To each their own!
GOLD / watermelon / 14076 posts
Elsie reminds me of the Borden cow and Otter makes me think of udder. So those two together aren't my fave.
grapefruit / 4903 posts
Twee and try-hard
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
Agree with pp!
cherry / 133 posts
Love Elsie, but otter? I hope she has a wonderful and sweet story behind that one, or she plans on writing a series of children's book about her daughter!
pineapple / 12053 posts
@Miss Flamingo: i thought this post was about a children's book/show character!
love elsie. otter confuses me.
eggplant / 11824 posts
@rattles: agree. Everything she does is just too-too. Of course she names her kid Otter, because it's Zooey and she's so adorable and quirky! (eye roll)
watermelon / 14467 posts
I think it's cute. It's not my style, but it's cute.
pineapple / 12566 posts
Elsie is cute. The middle name is weird, but I don't know anyone who calls their kids by their first and middle, so hopefully they won't use it much.
wonderful cherry / 21504 posts
I don't understand otter.
But Elsie is very cute. Not my personal style (I like Elsa better with Elsie as a nn, but hello frozen!). I know a really cute baby Elsie.
coconut / 8861 posts
Weird name. This may make me look old, but "Otter" makes me think of "Animal House" and the frat brother nicknamed "Otter."
grapefruit / 4663 posts
I thought this thread was about some cartoon character I hadn't heard of yet soooo....
As a blogger on FB just pointed out its pronounced EL-SEA OTTER so that will not be fun in middle school
grapefruit / 4817 posts
@cascademom: You're not old. I thought the same thing. Maybe we're both old.
I know an Elsie, and I think it's cute. Otter is try-hard. Sorry, Zooey. I love you, but no.
coconut / 8279 posts
Elsie is cute, Otter is just awkward and odd and no, just no.
pomegranate / 3247 posts
For anyone else, I would say no. For Zooey, it totally works.
pomelo / 5252 posts
I rolled my eyes big time, especially when I read her explanation from the Today Show: "We both love otters because they're so sweet and also smart," she said, giggling. "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."
I mean, you could probably say the same about chimpanzees, but I guess Elsie Chimpanzee doesn't sound quite so twee...
Aside from just being twee and try-hard, it also sounds like "el sea otter" the more I say/see it.
GOLD / wonderful olive / 19030 posts
I like the name Elsie...Otter....well yeah not a fan. If it was a maiden name/family name/SOME sort of significance other than "we both really love otters" I could maybe get on board.
apricot / 428 posts
@rattles: HAHA! agreed
wonderful grape / 20453 posts
eggplant / 11287 posts
Elsie is cute. Otter is bizzarre.
"Hey, this is my daughter Ava Water Buffalo, and her brother, Tyler Manatee."
blogger / honeydew / 7081 posts
@Rainbow Sprinkles: damn it, why didn't you suggest Manatee BEFORE I named my baby?
blogger / wonderful cherry / 21616 posts
@Rainbow Sprinkles: hahahah I love it
Elsie is cute, Otter is weird. But I mean whatever! I choose not to care much what others name their kids. Lord knows plenty of people didn't like my choice of my son's name (meh).
honeydew / 7586 posts
I've heard worse.
pomegranate / 3375 posts
@jetsa: LOL about the cartoon character. I thought the same thing.
Meh, the name is weird, but that seems par for the course of celebrity kid names.
grapefruit / 4671 posts
bananas / 9118 posts
I think it's pretty cute, and about right for Hollywood. There are definitely worse out there!
squash / 13208 posts
At least its her middle name.....
cantaloupe / 6168 posts
I agree with others that Elsie is great but Otter? Also, I prob would have gone with a first name that had Elsie as a nn, like Elsa or Eloise or Elspeth or something, just so it has more gravitas when she grows up. Like, can you imagine a Supreme Court Justice Elsie Otter?
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