PopUps: Amy Schumer Changing Son's Name because it Sounds Like 'Genital'

Wednesday April 15, 2020

Amy Schumer, left, and Chris Fischer at the 72nd annual Tony Awards in New York.
Amy Schumer, left, and Chris Fischer at the 72nd annual Tony Awards in New York.  (Source:Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Amy Schumer said she's changing the name of her 11-month-year-old son because his name sounds like "genital," CNN reports.

The comedian's announcement came on the latest episode of her podcast "3 Girls, 1 Keith," where she explained that she and her husband, Chris Fischer, decided to change the name of her new first child.

"It's now Gene David Fischer," Schumer explained. "It was Gene Attell Fischer but we realized that we, by accident, named our son 'genital.'"

Actress Claudio O'Doherty, who starred in Schumer's movie "Trainwreck," was a guest on the podcast and said her mother noticed Schumer's son's name. His middle name was a tribute to Schumer and Fischer's friend, comedian Dave Attell.

"My mom pointed that out to me, actually," O'Doherty said. ""My mum was like, 'Amy's called her son genital.'"

Schumer and Fischer, a chef, married in February 2018 and welcomed their son in May 2019.

Click here to listen to the "3 Girls, 1 Keith" podcast episode.

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