Amy Schumer changes son's name after realising it sounded like a body part

Amy Schumer has changed her son's name. (Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)
Amy Schumer has changed her son's name. (Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

Amy Schumer is not afraid to admit that she’s changed her mind.

The Trainwreck star mentioned on her podcast Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith on Tuesday that she’s altered her baby boy’s name.

Schumer and her husband, Chris Fischer, introduced little Gene Attell — “Attell” in honour of their friend Dave Attell — shortly after his birth on May 5, 2019.

Attell called the baby taking his name “an honor [sic].”

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Then, Schumer changed her mind.

“Do you guys know that Gene, our baby’s name is officially changed?” Schumer said on her podcast.

“It’s now Gene David Fischer. It was Gene Attell Fischer, but we realised that we, by accident, named our son ‘Genital.’”

Luckily, it all turned out OK. Attell, Schumer’s fellow comedian, completely understood.

The new moniker the little man picked up is both Attell’s first name and the middle name of Schumer’s own father.

“So, two stones,” she noted.

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Amy uploaded a photo of her and her husband on Instagram, alongside the caption: “Oh, like you never named your kid Genital fissure!!!!!!!”

The comedian revealed in January that she was undergoing in vitro fertilisation treatment to become pregnant again, after experiencing a challenging first pregnancy.

“I’m a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional,” Schumer said. “If anyone went through it and if you have any advice or wouldn’t mind sharing your experience with me please do. My number is in my bio. We are freezing my eggs and figuring out what to do to give Gene a sibling.”

Professionally, Schumer is preparing to drop a new Food Network show with Fischer, who happens to be a chef. The couple will showcase quarantine-themed meals in a show they are shooting themselves called Amy Schumer Learns to Cook.

Words by Raechal Shewfelt.