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Colin Jost’s Mom Didn’t Love His Baby Son’s Name At All When She First Heard It

Colin Jost and wife Scarlett Johansson welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named Cosmo, a few months ago.

After revealing the name to fans on social media, the 39-year-old SNL star revealed that his mom was not the biggest fan of it.

Click inside to find out why…

During his appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday (September 30), Colin revealed that his mom second guessed their choice for the baby’s name.

“My family is very supportive always. My mom, I would say, was slightly thrown by it and didn’t quite understand it. I don’t know if she thought it was kind of like a hippie thing?” he shared.

Colin went on, saying that “she would call us, after three or four days, she’d be like, ‘Cosmo…’ And she’d be like, ‘And, now, is it final? Like, did you submit the birth certificate?’ And we’re like, ‘Oh, yeah, we did that at the hospital.’”

“She was like ‘Oh okay, interesting. Because I was reading that there’s also a name Cosimo with an ‘I’ so that could also be an option. Maybe you call him Cosimo, that’s his real name, but then you can call him still Cosmo.’”

It took her meeting a few other real life Cosmos to be convinced of the name.

“So then,” he added, “she would call, and she would say, ‘I met someone — they said their uncle’s name is Cosmo, so it is okay.’ And I was like, ‘It’s locked in.’”

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