Jimmy Carr reveals his son's unusual name

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Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
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Jimmy Carr has confirmed his baby boy's unusual name, and the two inspirations behind it.

The 8 Out of 10 Cats host and comedian and his partner, Channel 5 commissioning editor Karoline Copping, had become parents in 2019, but Carr publicly shared the news only recently.

Despite attempting to maintain his privacy, Carr was pictured pushing a pram in 2020 and this gave the new parent away.

Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

In an interview with Radio Times, he joked: "[The paparazzi] took plenty of photos of me pushing a pram. Or maybe they thought I was taking old CDs down to the dump in it because I'd fallen on hard times…"

Carr also recently shared his son's unique name: Rockefeller. A moniker inspired by the wealthiest American of all time, oil tycoon John D Rockefeller, and "a hint of Chris Rock, the greatest ever comedian".

Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images

Speaking about being a dad for the first time, Carr joked that he hasn't been softened by his son just yet.

"It could be a bit of a gear shift, because of the kind of comedy I do. But so far, I'm still telling the same jokes, I've got the same sense of humour," he said.

The comedian added that he is going to have a whole bunch of gags about fatherhood and being a parent to baby Rockefeller.

"We'll see, because I'm sure I'm going to be writing a lot of material about him. In fact, I think he might be tax-deductible," he quipped. In June 2012, Carr's involvement in an alleged K2 tax avoidance scheme came to light after an investigation by The Times.

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