It’s officially time to celebrate! Our co-founder and fearless leader, Zooey Deschanel, has just welcomed a baby boy into the world, and we could not be happier for her and her family! Her publicist confirmed to HelloGiggles that she gave birth last week in Los Angeles, and her rep has said, “Zooey, Jacob and their daughter Elsie are overjoyed to welcome the newest member of their family.”
This marks baby #2 for Deschanel and husband Jacob Pechenik — and means that toddler Elsie Otter is officially a big sister now. AND NOT ONLY THAT, but the couple has chosen an incredibly adorable (and similarly animal-themed name) for their newest addition. What did they name him? Drumroll, please!
We are currently swooning over this creative name, and loving the fact that the couple stuck to the wildlife motif. In a July 2015 interview with Ellen DeGeneres about daughter Elsie, Deschanel noted how much she and her husband love animals, saying, “We were like, you know, the middle name can be a little bit wild.”
No need to explain, lady. WE LOVE IT.
Deschanel has also been super open about how motherhood has changed her life.
We’re sending so very many congrats to the entire Deschanel-Pechenik clan today. And uh, if you guys ever need a babysitter, we’re here…