Mindy Kaling was pretty hush-hush about her pregnancy. She didn’t go full-on Anna Kournikova and keep it a secret, but she didn’t subscribe to the fame whore school of pregnancy by hrowing up hourly bump pics on Instagram. I figured Mindy might keep the birth quiet and just randomly show up a year from now pushing a kid in a stroller. I was wrong; it happened, and we’ve got some news about Mindy’s new baby.
People says that 38-year-old Mindy gave birth to a daughter on Friday morning in Los Angeles and named her Katherine Swati Kaling. Shortly after news broke of Mindy’s pregnancy, it was rumored nobody – not even her close friends – would know who the daddy was. Mindy really made sure that her baby’s father’s name doesn’t get out there by leaving him off of the birth certificate.
Back to the name, Swati was the name of Mindy’s late mother. It’s always a little unsettling when a famous person doesn’t name their child something ridiculous, like Paper or Whisk. Katherine Kaling is a legitimately normal name. And I can appreciate that her initials are the same as Kelly Kapoor. Even if Kelly would never choose Katherine over the much classier and sophisticated Usher Jennifer Hudson Kapoor.