Funny man Will Ferrell paid a visit to The Late Show With David Letterman and dished on his three sons, Magnus, 6, Mattias, 3, and Axel, 6 months with wife Viveca Paulin.
In the interview he revealed the origins of his Axel’s name, saying, “It’s an unusual name here, not in Sweden. It’s a Swedish name. And our two other boys are Magnus and Mattias, which are Swedish names also. And so we knew we had to give him a Swedish name. I mean we did play around with the though of naming him, like Gary… but then it would be weird, Magnus, Mattias and Gary.”
When Letterman asked how big brothers are enjoying Axel, Ferrell shared a story,
The other guys love him. Magnus is 6, Mattias is 3, so they love their little brother. However, they don’t love each other, so much. And it’s funny to try to parent and watch their personalities come forward, I was trying to discipline… I think Mattias the younger guy hit Magnus at one point, and I was trying to explain how you can’t do that. And it’s not good, and the reason is because Magnus was just trying to help you and he loves you so much, at which point Magnus leaned over and whispered to me, ‘Papa, just so you know, I don’t love him that much.’”
Ferrell, who is busy promoting his latest film The Other Guys, met Swedish born Paulin in acting class in 1995. The two were married in 2000.