]2017 has been rough (to put it as mildly as possible) — but leave it to Mindy Kaling to swoop in at the last minute, reminding us that all hope is not lost. The internet is rejoicing since reports have suggested that Mindy Kaling gave birth to her first child, a daughter, on December 15th according to E! News. And we all are waiting with bated breath to find out the name, right?
E! also reports that the actress and writer has named her daughter Katherine Kaling.
It has been an exciting time for fans of the comedy heroine. Not only did news break today of the reported birth of Kaling’s daughter (who has an adorably alliterative name), but the long awaited trailer for Ocean’s Eight, starring Kaling, was released on December 19th. Just yesterday, we got our first peek at Mindy Kaling and her amazing A Wrinkle in Time co-stars on the latest cover of Time. Her iconic series, The Mindy Project, came to an end in November of this year after six hilarious seasons. Always unstoppable, Kaling is already working on a new Hulu series, an adaptation of Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Kaling confirmed her pregnancy in August of this year on Sunday TODAY, a month after her pregnancy was first reported in July. Kaling’s fans are celebrating the arrival of the proud feminist’s new daughter (and her name) right at the end of a VERY difficult year for women. (That said, tides seem to be turning as, in the wake of major sexual misconduct scandals and the subsequent #MeToo movement, women have become emboldened to name their abusers in public.)
Mindy Kaling's daughter having her last name is officially the middle finger to the patriarchy that 2017 needed.
— Erika Abdelatif (@erikaabdelatif) December 20, 2017
Congratulations to Mindy Kaling! And to her daughter for getting to be raised by Mindy Kaling.