The 38-year-old comic gave birth to son Gene on May 5 of last year. Schumer and her husband Chris Fischer, 40, gave him the middle name Attell in honor of his comedic colleague and close friend Dave Attell.
However, speaking on his podcast “3 girls, 1 Keith”, Schumer said to co-hosts Rachel Feinstein, Bridget Everett and Keith Robinson: “Do you know that Gene, our baby’s name, has officially changed? Now it’s Gene David Fischer. It was Gene Attell Fischer, but we realized that, by accident, we named our son “genital.” “
Claudia O’Doherty, Australian actress invited to the podcast, who appeared in Schumer’s first film, “Trainwreck”, admitted: “My mother pointed out to me that Amy called her son“ genital ”and she was right! “
Schumer said she and her husband spoke to Attell – who played his homeless BFF Noah in “Trainwreck” – about the decision to drop the middle name.
She went on to say that her son is now named after his friend and father, Gordon Schumer, whose middle name is David, adding, “So two stones. “
Baby Gene’s first name could be inspired by the late great actor Gene Wilder. When the actor died in 2016, Amy – who discovered him via Chris Rock’s Instagram – appeared stunned by the news, writing: “Big death. Heavy moment. “
Meanwhile, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Schumer and her chef husband signed up for a Food Network show called “Amy Schumer learns to cook.”