When Zooey Deschanel got knocked up two years ago, I naturally assumed she would give it an extremely precious name, and she didn’t disappoint. Zooey and her husband Jacob Pechenik named their daughter Elsie Otter.
Zooey got pregnant again and her rep confirmed to People that she gave birth to her second child in Los Angeles last week. Zooey went full-Zooey with this new baby’s name too. I’m starting to think Zooey might be taking her baby naming inspiration from the first three letters of her name. Because just like her first baby, this new baby is also named after a zoo animal.
Zooey gave birth to a baby boy that she and Jacob named Charlie Wolf Pechenik.
If Zooey was trying to relaunch The Get Along Gang, she’s going the right way for it. Elsie Otter and Charlie Wolf sound like two scrappy problem-solving critters who end every day with a hug and a song about a moral. When explaining Elsie’s middle name, she claimed she picked it because otters are sweet and smart. I wonder why they chose wolf? Maybe Baby Charlie came out howling instead of crying or got weird the night of the first full moon.
All I know is that now Zooey and Jacob are pretty much locked into this whole Pacific Northwest animal middle name theme. Hopefully if there’s a next time, she thinks about naming her third baby after one of the Pacific Northwest’s less-popular residents: the Banana Slug. Poor ol’ banana slug gets no love.