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Almost a year after Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer welcomed their first child, the comedian has revealed she has officially changed her son’s name.
Initially, the I Feel Pretty star and her husband named their baby boy, Gene Attell Fischer but in the latest episode of her Spotify podcast called Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith, Amy explains that she had a very good reason for going through with the name change. You see when pronounced out loud, his name sounded like “genital”.
Speaking to her co-hosts, Amy, 38 said: “Do you guys know that Gene, our baby’s name, is officially changed? It’s now Gene David Fischer. It was Gene Attell Fischer, but we realised that we, by accident, named our son ‘genital.’”
Claudia O’Doherty, a guest on the show admitted she had already realized this naming error. “My mum pointed that out to me, ‘Amy’s called her son ‘Genital,’ and she was right!’” she laughed.
Gene’s middle name was initially chosen as a tribute to Amy’s best friend and comedian Dave Attell, who also starred in Trainwreck. She spoke with Dave to decide on a new name and they agreed on David, which connects Gene to Dave and to her father, Gordon David Schumer. “So, two stones,” she said.
And there you have it, welcome once again to the world, Gene David Fischer.
Amy is currently undergoing IVF procedures to hopefully give Gene a sibling. She first opened up about her fertility journey in January. After showing images of her bruised stomach and telling fans that she is freezing embryos, Amy said that IVF made her feel “run down and emotional”, the Snatched star thanked her followers for their support and for sharing their own stories too.
“So many women go through many rounds of IVF which is painful and mentally grueling. I heard from hundreds of women about their miscarriages and struggles and also many hopeful stories about how after rounds and rounds of IVF, it worked! It has been really encouraging,” she wrote.
“I just wanted to share and send love and strength to all of the warrior women who go through this process,” she added.