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Zooey Deschanel Quotes On Parenting Her Daughter Elsie Are Too Hilarious


New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is always ready to gush about her daughter, Elsie. The 14-month-old, named Elsie Otter, sounds just as adorable as her mom. When she visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, it was clear that Zooey Deschanel is never short on parenting anecdotes about her daughter.

Elsie Otter Pechenik was born last summer to Deschanel and her husband Jacob Pechenik. The couple married in a secret ceremony shortly before Elsie's birth. Pechenik had proposed to Deschanel at the New Girl set on her birthday. Pechenik is a producer with credits including The Skeleton Twins, with Bill Hader and Kristin Wiig, and Song One with Anne Hathaway. He met Deschanel on the set of one of his most recent films, Rock The Kasbah.

Elsie is the couple's first child, and, as Deschanel told DeGeneres the last time she was on her show, her full name was inspired by their love of animals, according to E! Online. Specifically, the couple's love of otters:

Deschanel always has stories about her daughter to share, including Elsie's hilarious first words. Deschanel told Jimmy Kimmel when she visited his show back in August that Pechenik taught Elsie a very important word:

Deschanel also shared one of her first "parenting fails," admitting that she tried to make a cake for Elsie' first birthday and it didn't exactly go as planned:

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Elsie also loves hats, Deschanel told Ellen DeGeneres when she was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday. Elsie had an adorable interaction with her grandmother over the accessory, according to PEOPLE:


Deschanel also shared her thoughts on flying with a baby, which are probably familiar and totally relatable to any parent:

She mentioned that not all airlines took the privilege away, but the one she was using did. DeGeneres pushed her to name the airline, saying, "We’re gonna shame them right now. Mothers and babies should go on first." (Deschanel didn't quite commit to the public shaming, only saying the airline's name rhymed with "Bamerican")

Deschanel is currently in the sixth season of New Girl on Fox.