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Just a few months ago we were over the moon for Zooey Deschanel when it was revealed that the New Girl actress and her producer boyfriend Jacob Pechenik were not only secret married but also parents! The newlyweds kept the name of their new baby girl a secret at first, but Monday night at the Rock the Kasbah premiere in New York City, Deschanel revealed to People about the sweet name for their daughter.
"It's Elsie..." Deschanel started to tell the magazine, while Pechenik finished, "Otter." "Like the animal," the actress explained, with her husband adding, "Sea otter."
Elsie Otter, the first child for the couple, was born in late July in Austin, Texas — the pair announced both their newly wed status and Elsie Otter's birth a few weeks later in August. Although Deschanel, 35, has yet to share any photos of their new baby girl with fans or the press, her New Girl costar Lamorne Morris assured People that she is quite adorable.
"She's an extremely cute baby," the actor told the magazine back in August. "She looks like Zooey."
"Two good-looking parents will make a good-looking kid. Unless there's that one where you're like, 'Oh, you're going to make a terrible child,'" he joked. "But that was not gonna happen with these two.'"
Even though this is the star's first child, she'll no doubt get her share of parenting advice from sister Emily Deschanel, who welcomed her second son in June. But Max Greenfield, another one of Deschanel's New Girl costars, doesn't think she'll need it. ""[She'll make a] fantastic mom," Greenfield told Us Wekly. "She takes care of the whole show, so I don't think she'll have a problem with the kid."