Jimmy Kimmel plans to name baby No. 3 ‘Karate’ or ‘The Riddler’

Jimmy Kimmel and new bride Molly McNearney are having a baby, and it’s no joke (even if his original announcement might have been)!

That makes kid No. 3 for the late-night host and his first child with McNearney, a writer on his show whom he married last July.

Kimmel, 46, made the announcement on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in an interview set to air Wednesday (the same day she’ll appear on his show) and joshed that he and DeGeneres were actually the ones who were having the baby together.

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And maybe that baby’s name is Oscar? If you’re wondering why two talk show hosts are interviewing each other, it’s because of the intense week of promotion leading to Sunday’s Academy Awards, hosted by none other than DeGeneres and followed by Kimmel’s annual post-Oscar special on ABC, according to Movies Now.


The “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host already has two adult children, daughter Katie, 22, and son Kevin, 20, from his 14-year marriage to Gina Kimmel, and he admitted that he feels a bit out of practice in the parenting department.

“It’s disgusting the way babies are made,” he quipped. “There’s so many human body parts involved. Did you know there are eggs in us? That’s gross just to start with!”

As for the other two kids, he joked that he didn’t know “where they are but hears they’re doing great.”

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“I’ve really forgotten everything,” he said of being a new dad again. “It’s funny because I was with [friends John Krasinski and Emily Blunt], who just had a baby and I was like, ‘Oh, yeah. And there’s new ways to do things.’”

One of those new-fangled things? Holding the baby from the neck, apparently. Kimmel said he actually liked it when it was done to him.

The third-time dad also said that it didn’t matter to him if the new child were a boy or a girl; however, he was highly taken with potential baby names.

“I like the name Karate. I think ‘Karate Kimmel’ has a great ring to it,” he teased. “And you know, the Kardashians with the two Ks thing, you know, it’s nice. But depending on the sex of the baby either ‘Karate’ or ‘the Riddler.’

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It didn’t stop there. Kimmel also said he’s given great thought to the new baby’s middle name.

“For real, I would like the baby’s middle name to be Effin,” he said straight-faced. “Now imagine if your middle name [were Effin] and not the curse version of it. Like E-F-F-I-N. ‘Ellen Effin Degeneres’ ... It immediately gives you self-esteem.”

Well, we’ve heard stranger. At least this one is meant to promote the child’s well-being, and we pretty much think it’s Effin awesome.


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