After welcoming his new bundle of joy last Sunday, Seth Meyers, the Saturday Night Live star-turned-talk show host, opened up about the birth during Late Night With Seth Meyers and revealed that they dubbed the tot Ashe Olsen Meyers.

The name is made up of his wife Alexi’s maiden name Ashe and his mother’s maiden name Olsen.

Seth joked: “A couple people have said, ‘Do you think people will think you named (him) after Ashley Olsen?’ And to them I have said, ‘No one will think that, because I’ve long been a Mary-Kate guy!’”

Seth also revealed that Alexi's due date wasn’t for another two weeks, so it was something of a shock when she went into labor on Sunday.

“The baby came two weeks early so we really weren’t expecting this to happen,” he said. “We had gone out to brunch, we had walked home from brunch, we were sitting around the apartment and getting ready to go and see a play at 2 o' clock on Sunday and basically around eleven-thirty to twelve my wife would say every ten minutes that her back hurt. I would go and rub her back but I’m bad at recognizing patterns because otherwise I would have known they were contractions…”

After downloading a contractions app, Seth realized things were speeding up quickly and took Alexi to the hospital. Their journey wasn’t without drama though, and the comedian laughed that their Uber cab driver was somewhat overwhelmed by the sight of Alexi on all fours in the back of his car, screaming through the open window “I don’t like this!”

Once at the hospital, things happened quickly and the enormity of the moment wasn’t lost on Seth, who reacted to it in a somewhat unusual way.

“I couldn’t stop laughing!” He told the audience. “One because half the people in the room were wearing bunny ears (it was Easter Sunday) and two because I was thinking back to all the people asking us if we were prepared for this.”

When Ashe finally made his entrance though, Seth “got into laughing and sobbing at the same time!”

Becoming a father will take getting used to, with Seth admitting: “The weirdest thing is that you’re not a parent and then you are and your brain takes a while to catch up.”


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