March 23, 2010 03:00 PM

His birth certificate may read Walker Nathaniel Diggs, but Taye Diggs and wife Idina Menzel are calling their baby boy anything but his given name.

“I’m worried that he doesn’t know his name because we have so many nicknames for him,” the Private Practice star told Ellen DeGeneres during a Friday appearance on her show.

Often referring to the 6-month-old as Skywalker, Walkman, Walkathon, and Little Papa, Diggs’ favorite seems to be Swirl.

“Because he’s chocolate and vanilla swirl … and then on the back of his head he’s got a little swirl,” he explains, adding, “I love him so much!”

Courtesy Taye Diggs

And Walker isn’t the only one with a new moniker — Diggs laughs that his own first name is a thing of the past. “These days my name has turned into, ‘Honey, could you just,'” he jokes.

“‘Honey, could you just get me some tea? Honey could you just get the baby seat?’ It’s always right when I’m about to sit down. ‘Honey, could you just…’ ‘Yes, baby!’ ‘Honey, could you just…’ ‘Yep, I’m right there!'”

— Anya Leon

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