The Real Reason Amy Schumer Changed Her Son's Name

Amy Schumer has the absolute best reason for suddenly changing her 11-month-old son's middle name. In the April 14, 2020 episode of Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith — her podcast with pals Bridget Everett, Rachel Feinstein, and Keith Robinson — the beloved comedienne admitted she realized her son's original name, Gene Attell Fischer, sounded like "genital fissure." After making that discovery, she and husband Chris Fischer swapped in a new middle name.

"It's now Gene David Fischer. It was Gene Attell Fischer, but we realized that we, by accident, named our son 'genital,'" Schumer, 38, explained to her viewers and co-hosts, according to USA Today. While Schumer didn't notice right away, some of the internet certainly picked up on it back when Gene joined the world in May 2019.

Extra Ordinary actress Claudia O'Doherty, who was a guest on the podcast, added, "My mom pointed that out to me actually. My mom was like, 'Amy's called her son 'genital.' And I was like, 'What are you talking about?' And then, she was right." Indeed, she was.

For the record, the middle name was supposedly a nod to fellow Long Island comedian, Dave Attell, but at least he still gets recognition with baby Gene's new middle moniker.

Amy Schumer finds the laughs in everything

The laughs didn't stop once Amy Schumer's podcast episode ended. Over on Instagram, the comedienne once again joked about the mishap. "Oh, like you never named your kid Genital fissure!!!!!!!" she hilariously captioned a selfie of her and her hubby, Chris Fischer

Amused, friends and fans instantly took to the comments section. "Ur a legend," La La Anthony wrote. "DEAD," Claudia Oshry (aka Girl With No Job) added. "I mean. I'm not mad at it," Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder wrote.

As fans know, Schumer and Fischer welcomed their baby boy on May 5, 2019, just hours before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed Archie Harrison. At the time, Schumer announced the news on Instagram with a photo of her and Fischer in the delivery room with their newborn. "10:55 pm last night. Our royal baby was born," she joked in her caption after months of comparing her pregnancy to Markle's

Now, the happy parents — who married on Feb. 13, 2018 in Malibu after one year of knowing each other and six months of living together — are hoping to give their son a sibling. Schumer is going through the in vitro fertilization process and planning to freeze her eggs (via ABC News), though she's been vocal about what a difficult process it's been.

Hopefully if and when they do have another child, they have better luck picking a name!