And so another celebrity joins the long list of those who have given their children stupid names.
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On the one hand I can kind of understand this trend since there’s no way these kids are ever going to have to get jobs, or even live in the real world with the rest of us.
When you already know your child is going to be able to float around in a platinum coated celebri-bubble their whole life I guess you just take the chance to mess about a bit.
It could also be a lot worse, at least this kid’s name isn’t just a crap compass-based attempted pun from a guy who’s allergic to smiling.
But on the other hand, maybe that makes it even more stupid. If you’re going to have the fun of giving your offspring a ridiculous name, at least go all out like those guys in New Zealand a few years back who had their daughter taken into care because they called her ‘Talulah Does The Hula From Hawaii’ (yeah, really).
When asked why they had chosen to name their first-born after an oversized sea rat, Deschanel and her husband said:
We just really liked the name Elsie and then we both love otters.
Fair play I guess, though I can’t help but wonder whether she’s turning her daughter’s existence into a platform to remind the world just how ‘quirky’ and ‘adorable’ she needs casting agents to remember she is.
Of otters, she went on to say:
They’re very sweet and they’re also smart. They use tools, they hold hands while they sleep, there’s so many amazing things about otters.
Do you reckon someone should tell her that otters also rape seal pups to death?
I doubt there’s many christening cards for that. Maybe I’ll go on Moonpig and whip something up, I doubt I was going to be on the shortlist for godparent anyway.