Amy Schumer has revealed that she has legally changed the name of her 11-month-old son after realising the name bore an unfortunate homonym.

Speaking on her podcast, Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls 1 Keith, the comedian revealed that she and her husband Chris Fischer had named their son Gene Attel Fischer, in tribute to the comedian David Attell.

“So do you guys know that Gene, our baby’s name is officially changed? It’s now Gene David Fischer,” Schumer said.

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“It was Gene Attell Fischer, but we realised that we, by accident, named our son ‘genital,’” she admitted.

The name’s rude connotations were first pointed out by comedian and actor Claudia O’Doherty (Love), who mentioned to Schumer how the name sounded. While guesting on the podcast, O’Doherty explained how it had in fact been her mother who noticed it.

“My mom was like, ‘Amy’s called her son ‘genital.’ And I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’” she said.

Schumer’s child’s new name is, fortunately, just as meaningful as the old one (in all the right ways), paying tribute to the Trainwreck star’s father, Gordon David Schumer.

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