Amy Schumer and her husband, Chris Fischer, welcomed their first son together last May and named the little guy Gene Attell Fischer. His middle name was meant to be a sweet tribute to the couple’s good friend, fellow comedian Dave Attell. However, Schumer revealed on the most recent episode of her podcast 3 Girls, 1 Keith that they have actually changed Gene’s middle name.
“So do you guys know that Gene, our baby’s name, is officially changed? It’s now Gene David Fischer,” she said. “It was Gene Attell Fischer, but we realized that we, by accident, named our son ‘genital.’ Gene Attell sounds like genital.” Um, that’s hilarious and, honestly, we’d never noticed it. either. Schumer’s guest on the episode was her costar from Trainwreck, Claudia O’Doherty, who said her own mother did remark on the name. “My mom pointed that out to me, actually,” O’Doherty said. “My mum was like, ‘Amy’s called her son genital.'”
The comedian said they decided to legally change Gene’s middle name to David because it still honors Attell and is also her own father’s middle name. Hopefully, little Gene will one day appreciate the fact his parents made this change early enough in his life that he won’t be teased about it.
Amy Schumer has openly shared that she and her husband are trying to give Gene a younger brother or sister with the help of IVF treatments. “I’m a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional,” she wrote on Instagram. “If anyone went through it and if you have any advice or wouldn’t mind sharing your experience with me please do. My number is in my bio. We are freezing my eggs and figuring out what to do to give Gene a sibling. ❤️”
Fingers crossed their treatments are successful—and that they get the name right on the first go.