Jenny Slate Reveals the Surprising Name She Almost Gave Her Newborn Baby Girl

During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Jenny Slate revealed the Eastern European name she and her fiancé Ben Stattuck almost gave their baby girl Ida Lupine.

By Mona Thomas Feb 04, 2021 1:46 PMTags
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Ever imagined what you were almost named? Well Jenny Slate has a story for her daughter when she grows up.

During the Feb. 3 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Parks and Recreation alum, who recently gave birth to her daughter Ida Lupine, shared the name she nearly gave the newborn.

While talking with host Jimmy Kimmel, Jenny explained how she and her fiancé Ben Stattuck researched both their heritages and discovered an area in Europe that her family is from.

"We were looking at some Eastern European names and we didn't go with this" Jenny said holding back a laugh, "but one name that we were both obsessed with was spelled b-a-g-r-a-t. And while I was pregnant we just kept calling her Bagrat, which I'm sure is not, what, how to pronounce that."

And while the new mom realized she surely fumbled the pronunciation, Jenny added that she's positive the name is "something more beautiful" in comparison to how she and her fiancé were saying it.

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The actress announced the birth of baby Ida in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Feb. 3. She simply quipped, "Yeah, I'm not pregnant anymore. The baby came out!"

The star later added, "I can say, without a doubt, that motherhood is for sure the most meaningful thing that has ever happened to me. I feel really lucky and happy."

As fans may recall, the new parents announced their engagement back in September 2019 on Instagram.

Jenny, who revealed her baby bump in December during an interview with Seth Meyers, took to her Instagram and wrote, "He took me to France and made a picnic and made me feel happy and free and then he asked me to marry him and i screamed YES. I love you @benshattuck_art, you are the kindest and brightest and I am so grateful and here we go and keep going."