“I never would have guessed that would have been the name,” Drew says of naming her daughter Olive. “But I was reading a book with my husband, and I was three months pregnant. They said your baby is the size of an Olive and that was it. We never looked back.”
Always the funnylady, Ellen joked that “it could have been the size of a peanut or a grapefruit” or even “a kidney bean.”
“It could have been. It was a lot of fruits and vegetables,” the first-time mom, 37, laughed. “Kidney’s not such a fun name.”
The E.T. star added: “We were work shopping a few [names], as all people do who are so blessed to get to do this do. And then once the light was shed, there was just no turning back.”
Speaking of Olive, the 10-week-old tot is “a good baby,” according to her proud mama. “I count my lucky stars every day because she is . . . really interactive and happy and like nice to people. She’s a nice person.”
“She is selling it,” the actress said of her baby’s cuteness. “She is working it! It’s so great.”
The proud new mom — who wed Will Kopelman, 34, in June 2012 — went on to gush about baby Olive.
“I have met babies who are screaming and they’re crying and they’re trying to convey all these things and you get so terrified and overwhelmed. I’m very grateful to her,” she said. “She really has it together! She’s really impressing me.”
And it seems the 50 First Dates star is adjusting well to married life as well.
“I’m so lucky. It’s amazing!” she said of marriage. “I never take it for granted.”