Jason Sudeikis Shares the Story Behind Daughter Daisy's Name: 'She Has the Same Initials as Me'
Funnyman Jason Sudeikis stopped by The Tonight Show Monday to talk Son of Zorn and his new daughter Daisy Josephine
Fun fact: Jason Sudeikis‘ first name isn’t actually Jason.
And the surprising news ties in perfectly with his 6-week-old daughter Daisy Josephine.
“We have an awesome cousin — [fiancée Olivia Wilde]’s cousin by birth, mine by association — named Daisy, and it’s a great name,” says Sudeikis, 41. “I got a weird last name, you know, Sudeikis has got a lot of syllables, a lot of funky things going on there.”
He continues, “So when [Olivia] suggested Daisy, I was like, ‘Daisy Sudeikis, that’s great.’ Then her middle name is Josephine — my father’s middle name is Joseph and I also have a great-grandfather named Joseph, and Liv had a great-grandmother named Josephine so we made [it] Josephine.”
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Fallon tells Sudeikis he had no idea his real first name was Daniel.
“Not a lot of people do,” he replies, adding jokingly, “It’s out there. It’s on Facebook, which means it’s real.”
“Is that right? Are you sure?” Fallon jokes.
“It’s something else — especially if something bad were to happen,” Sudeikis says of being a dad to a daughter. “I mean, when she becomes a teenager. That’s bad enough. That’s gonna be scary.”
“He’s a musical genius, whether he wants to be or not,” Sudeikis jokes with a smile.