Samira Wiley is revealing how she chose her newborn daughter’s name, “George.”
During the Jimmy Kimmel Live last week, the 34-year-old spoke with Jimmy Kimmel regarding her daughter, George Elizabeth, and how both she and wife, Lauren Morelli, settled on the adorable name.
And when asked by Kimmel, 53, why they decided to name their little girl Geroge, Wiley recounted: “People are very confused, some people, by it.”
“We got to teach the new generation about this because I wish that I had some really in-depth story to tell people about George, cause I know that’s what people want [and] you got to give the people what they want,” she continued. “But I just really like the name, I just think it’s really cute.”
“I tried to do some research, I found out in the 1800s it was a girls name, but people don’t believe me when I say that,” she added.
Wiley announced the arrival of her newborn daughter in a post shared to Instagram on her first Mother’s Day last week, saying:
“Happy 1st Mother’s Day to my beautiful wife, who four weeks ago today after laboring for almost 3 days gave birth to our first child — our gorgeous daughter, George.????,” Wiley captioned the sweet photo of their newborn.
“Welcome to the world, babygirl. We love you and we thank you for giving us the best 1st Mother’s Day two ladies could ask for,” she continued, revealing George’s birthdate: April 11.
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Posting the same snapshot, Morelli, 38, captioned her photo: “4 weeks ago today, our daughter came into the world and changed everything. We are so happy, so grateful, and so tired. George Elizabeth, 4.11.21 ❤️.”
Wiley also addressed a prior Instagram post she shared in March, where she can be seen smiling slyly at the camera. The caption of the image read: “I have a secret.”
And when prompted by Kimmel if the secret had anything to do with George, Wiley explained it was actually about the latest season of The Handmaids Tale. “Jimmy, the baby was not the secret,” Wiley said. “This is a real window into who I am as a person.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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