If you ever need help naming your child, Ellen DeGeneres is the one to call. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday and revealed that the talk show host actually named his newborn daughter.
“The name game is a tough game,” he said. “Imagine you’re writing the best song you’ve ever written in your life and you have to name it. It’s really screwed up to have to put yourself through that.”
“I’m going through it and I think I have a great name and I texted Ellen and I’m like, ‘What do you think?’ And she’s like, ‘I hate it. It’s a terrible name.’ I was like, ‘Cool. OK, all right.’ She gave me like five names to think about. She was like, ‘This, this, this, this, Dusty.’ So you basically named my kid,” Levine said.
But he had to get it through wife Behati Prinsloo first, which was no easy task. “I ran it by my wife and she was like, ‘No, I don’t like it.’ And I was like, ‘OK, cool.’ And I brought it back to her in the 11th hour. I was like, ‘Dusty’s pretty cool.’ And she was like, ‘I love it.’”
“Dusty” wasn’t the only part of the name DeGeneres came up with: She actually thought up the full moniker, Dusty Rose.
“I had already thought of Dusty and then someone said Dusty Rose and I said, ‘Oh, that’s her name.’ And so I texted you Dusty Rose,” she said.
“So basically she named my kid. If anyone needs to name their child, Ellen’s really good at it,” Levine conceded. “I did not know that was a color, by the way.”
So how does the new dad repay DeGeneres for her great feat? By sending her adorable daily photos of the 6-week-old baby. We’d say that’s payback indeed.