Some celebrity parents are looking to the animal kingdom for inspiration when trying to come up with baby names. What they come up with can get a bit, um, wild. But, as new mom Zooey Deschanel explained recently on the Today Show, some animals exhibit qualities we'd also like to see in our kids. Which is how her first child got her name, Elsie Otter.
"We just really liked the name Elsie, and then we both love otters. They're very sweet, and they're also smart. They use tools … they hold hands while they sleep, there's so many amazing things about otters. They're wonderful animals," Deschanel said.
The "New Girl" star isn't the first to get cute and cuddly with kids' names. Here are 11 more celebs who thought creatures were so great, they named their small ones after one.