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30th Jul 2021

Kristen Bell says daughter Delta’s name is a “big, big bummer” right now

Laura Grainger

Kirsten Bell

Her six-year-old shares a name with the dominant strain of Covid-19.

Kristen Bell says her youngest daughter’s name is a “big, big bummer” right now amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Frozen star and husband Dax Shepard named their second child Delta, which now happens to be the name of a highly-contagious strain of the virus.

Kristen spoke about the unfortunate circumstances surrounding her six-year-old’s name on Wednesday during an episode of her podcast, We Are Supported By.

“Can I ask you a real talk question — how do you feel about Delta’s name being Delta right now?” co-host Monica Padman asked her during the show.

“It’s a big, big bummer,” Kristen replied. “But I’m really hoping that the Delta variant won’t be as strong as the original COVID and people will still say corona.

“I mean, it’s a bummer for Corona, the beer company.”

The actress, also mam to Lincoln, 8, said that as a result of Delta’s young age, she’s actually excited by hearing so many references to her unusual name.

“She’s six so she’s impressed every time she sees a Delta Airlines ad or anything,” Kristen said. “She’s like ‘Oh my gosh, my name!’

“So every time she hears anyone talk about the variant, she’s like ‘my name!’ So she’s still excited about it.”

The mother-of-two also joked that it might actually be a good thing if it ends up humbling her a little bit, since life is “too easy.”

“Maybe it’s a good thing, because her life’s really easy, because she’s privileged and she’s got a little charisma,” she added.

“She’s a little ball of magic and she gets away with everything because of that, so she can either give you puppy dog eyes or make you laugh and because of that, her life is too easy.

“So maybe she does need this to follow her around forever.”