Ellie Kemper reveals her son's name after being surprised that it wasn't already widely known

By Ale Russian
November 18, 2016 04:40 PM
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Ellie Kemper wants to make sure the world knows her baby has a name.

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star welcomed son James Miller in July with husband Michael Koman, but somehow, the baby’s name has never been released — a misunderstanding Kemper finds hilarious.

“Oh no, he has a name! That’s so funny, it’s James!” the star told PEOPLE on Thursday night after covering her face and laughing when she found out his name wasn’t known.

“What if we were so mortified by his name we were like, ‘Don’t tell anyone!’ ” she jokes.

Appearing at the American Museum of Natural History’s 2016 Museum Gala, the actress talked to PEOPLE about the inherent guilt that comes with going back to work for the first time after becoming a mom.

“It’s nuts, it’s very difficult,” she says of returning to film Kimmy Schmidt as a new mom. “It’s very complicated because you feel guilty either way, but I think that’ll be a lifetime of feeling guilt. No matter what you do, I think that’s just what happens when you’re a parent.”

And her “delicious” baby is already showing off some awesome skills at just 3 months old. “He rolled over on Monday!” the proud mom shares. “It was crazy! He did it as though he’d been doing it all his life.”

Kemper says becoming a mom has changed her life in every way — and she loves it. “Things take on different significance, in a good way,” the actress explains. “I think you’re forced to not think about yourself, which is great for me because I don’t like to think about myself. And now everything is put into perspective, which is healthy.”