Amy Schumer Speaks out About Changing Her Baby’s Name Because It Sounded Like 'Genital' | 22 Words

Amy Schumer has opened up about changing her baby's name because originally, it sounded like "Genital."

Easy mistake, right?

Keep scrolling to find out why...

Comedian and actress, Amy Schumer, had a steady rise to fame.

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Born June 1, 1981, in New York City, Amy began testing the waters with stand-up comedy in the mid-'00s.

The star gradually worked her way up the comedy club chain...

Although her first national exposure didn't come until 2007, where she placed fourth on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. 

And in 2011...

Amy released her debut stand-up album, Cutting before drawing in more attention for her The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen.

Just a year later, she got a shot of her own special on Comedy Central.

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Her first comedy special, titled Mostly Sex Stuff, truly propelled her into comedy stardom.

Of course, it wasn't long before she was given the opportunity for her own show.

In 2013, the cable network aired Inside Amy Schumer - which became one of the most talked-about shows in comedy.

So, it's hardly surprising that she bagged a coveted Emmy for it.

The hit series won its first Emmy in 2015 for "Outstanding Variety Sketch Series."

Her big win spurred on her move over to the big-screen.

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You've probably all heard of the movie Trainwreck, right? Well, the 2015 rom-com chronicles the story of a young magazine writer who is made to believe that relationships and marriages hold no value.

Amy's movie helped defy stereotypes surrounding female comedians.

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She helped shed the archaic Hollywood bias that female comics are best suited for character roles.

But crushing stereotypes has long been a part of her comedy...

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Amy has been praised for going where few comics dare to go -touching on topics like sex, relationships, and gender inequality.

Since the success of Trainwreck, Amy hasn't been short of other praise-worthy ventures...

In 2016, the star released her memoir, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, which earnt a spot on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Amy also starred in the 2018 comedy I Feel Pretty, opposite Michelle Williams.

Amy hasn't been afraid to use her celebrity status to help create social change, either.

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In August 2015, she teamed up with Senator Schumer to push for new gun control legislation on Capitol Hill.

The issue became personal for Amy after a mentally ill gunman killed 2 people and injured 9 others at a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater that was showing Trainwreck.

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"I’ve thought about these victims each day since the tragedy," Schumer said, "[The shooter] shouldn’t have been able to put his hand on a gun in the first place," the star said, according to Biography.

But good news was on the horizon for the actress...

After splitting from furniture designer Ben Hanisch in May 2017, Amy began dating chef, Chris Fischer. The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony in Malibu, before a star-studded ensemble that included Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Lawrence, Larry David, and David Spade. The pair announced they were expecting their first child on October 22, 2018.

And on May 5, 2019...

Amy gave birth to her son.

She's been very open and honest about motherhood...

All it takes is one look at her Instagram to prove she certainly doesn't sugarcoat the realities of giving birth and motherhood.

It wasn't long before they announced the name of their little bundle of joy...

Amy revealed her son was called Gene Attell Fischer, with his middle name acting as a tribute to their comic friend, Dave Attell.

But the name was very short-lived.

Why? Well, it seems there was quite a big issue.

The thirty-eight-year-old spoke about her son's name on her podcast, 3 Girls, 1 Keith...

The star soon found herself pointing out the fact that her son's name sounded like the medical term for your private parts. Yep...

So, Amy and her husband decided to change their son's name.

Probably for the best, right?

So, what's his new name?

She explained: "Do you guys know that Gene, our baby's name, is officially changed? It's now Gene David Fischer. It was Gene Attell Fischer, but we realized that we, by accident, named our son 'gen**al'."

An easy mistake to make, right?

Well, not all fans were convinced that this was a mistake and many thought that Amy did this on purpose as a publicity stunt.

However, this most certainly isn't the case.

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In a new interview with Howard Stern, Amy was joined by Gene for the video interview when Howard brought up the whole name situation.

Amy laughed and covered little Gene's ears...

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"Oh my God, don't tell him," she joked, "We're not telling him. It's so embarrassing."

She explained how she and Chris realized their mistake "a month in."

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She continued to say, "You know, you're like, the new parents and you're just tired and in ecstasy. And then - I don't know if some troll on the internet or somebody... I read it, and I was like, oh my God!"

You really can't unhear it...

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"You're going 'Gene Attell', it just - me, a filthy person - it never dawned on me. All the blood rushed to my head," she said, laughing.

And then referring to the incident as "the first of many failures"...

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Amy said, "everybody kind of gave me credit, and I was just like, 'No, that is just a huge f*** up'."

It seems like an honest, but hilarious, mistake to us!

Make sure to keep scrolling to read about the explicit baby shower cake that Amy's sister-in-law baked for her...