The Story Behind Delta, Dax Shepard & Kristen Bell’s Baby Name, Is Actually Super Sweet — VIDEO

Actor Dax Shepard and actress Kristen Bell attend the Los Angeles premiere of 'This Is Where I Leave You,' at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, September 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Of all the ways that celebrity parents go about choosing names to bestow upon their offspring (I don't know about you, but I really wish I was there for the conversation Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had when they decided on the name North West for their kid) I honestly could not think of a better or more fitting way for Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell than the one they chose. During a new appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dax Shepard explained that the name he and Kristen Bell chose for their new daughter, Delta, was originally a joke that just ended up happening to stick.

"It was a joke because our first daughter’s name is Lincoln, which is very masculine," Shepard explained during the appearance. "A friend of mine teasingly texted me, 'Oh great, what’s this one gonna be? Navy SEAL? Delta Force? Green Beret?'"

Apparently, it was when Shepard actually read the text to Bell that the name Delta actually became the one they ultimately chose: "I was reading this text out loud to Kristen and I said, 'Oh, Steve said, "What if we named her Delta?" Delta! Delta Bell Shepard! That’s it!' And that’s it." 

I mean, in my opinion, Delta really is an adorable name, so whatever friend of Shepard's who came up with that joke deserves some major kudos. Plus, as far as celebrity baby names go, it's far from strange. (I mean, really, did any of you guys know that Shannyn Sossamon's kid is named Audio Science?)

Shepard also explained a bit about his experience seeing Bell deliver their new daughter Delta — who's now about 3 weeks old — via C-section in a fittingly hilarious manner, but I'll just let him explain that part of the story himself. Check the clip below:

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