It's been nearly a year since Amy Schumer gave birth to her son, Gene, with husband Chris Fischer.
However, in that time, something about the baby has changed.
Namely, the boy's middle name changed.
Schumer said she had to change it after realizing what his full name sounded like.
Amy Schumer changes sonâ��s name, sounded like â��genitalâ�� https://t.co/fWVgZBIQdz https://t.co/92QKtVj3O2— Page Six (@Page Six)1586879256.0
Last May, Schumer and Fisher welcomed their new child into the world. Schumer wanted to honor her friend and fellow comedian, Dave Attell, when she named the child, and so he was christened Gene Attell Fischer.
However, it was not to last.
As she revealed on her podcast, 3 Girls, 1 Keith, they had to change his middle name, as Gene Attell sounded like 'genital'.
You'd think a comedian of all people would have seen that a long time ago.
How did she not already know that when she gave him the name in the first place? https://t.co/GAaayK6VsQ— A.J. Winkelspecht (@A.J. Winkelspecht)1586898199.0
@TMZ @TooFab Did she have no friends or family that were like, uh, might want to rethink that one. ?— JessicaMessica (@JessicaMessica)1586916295.0
@people Finally a decision I can respect her for, that kid would have been TORTURED!— Kathryn DOugherty (@Kathryn DOugherty)1586908456.0
Kudos to them for saving that child for the possible harassment he would have received for his name. ð���ð��¾ð���ð��¾ð���ð��¾ð���ð��¾ https://t.co/NcVNTXE67w— Maya Hollinshead (@Maya Hollinshead)1586907915.0
Even Schumer's guest on the podcast, Claudia O'Doherty, noticed the odd name.
Though someone else noticed it first.
"My mum pointed that out to me, 'Amy's called her son "Genital," and she was right!'"
After realizing the unfortunate name, Schumer talked with Dave Attell and agreed to change her son's middle name to David.
A problem solved early for the child, though not everyone is impressed with Schumer's decision.
amy schumer is really going to act like she didnâ��t know her sonâ��s name sounded like â��genital fissureâ�� & just now châ�¦ https://t.co/6U457NnnVj— brie (@brie)1586891356.0
@EW Iâ��m pretty sure they knew when they â��releasedâ�� the name. Iâ��m guessing Gene David was the name the whole time.— Phil T. Donkey (@Phil T. Donkey)1586893604.0
@usweekly Should have changed his first name.— Karli (@Karli)1586886045.0
@munkeybomarz @TMZ @TooFab her kid is already funnier than her— Frey (@Frey)1586915912.0
Changing her son's name has the bonus of being a tribute to her father, who also has the middle name, David.
As Schumer put it:
"So, two stones."
The news of the name change inspired people to make joke names that would be unfortunate for someone to have.
@WuhansGruber @EW Barry McCockiner...— Bobâ��s Country ð�¦ Bunkerð�¦ (@Bobâ��s Country ð�¦ Bunkerð�¦ )1586907194.0
@TMZ @TooFab Mike Hawk was a better name— Therealsadskeleton (@Therealsadskeleton)1586915783.0
@EW genital fissure— Bog Hag (@Bog Hag)1586893332.0
What'd she change it to, Scrot?
— jchristopherwrites (@JamesCWrites) April 15, 2020
Schumer famously had a difficult pregnancy with her son. The comedian was very candid with her fans about the condition and tried to demystify complications that could arise during pregnancy.
To that end, a new documentary about her pregnancy will premiere on the new streaming service HBO Max when it launches later this year. It follows Schumer while pregnant and aims to depict an honest portrait of her difficulty.
Schumer's film I Feel Pretty is available here.