Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo were all set to be parents for the first time, but coming up with a name for the baby-to-be was proving pretty tough.
"We had a name that we won't mention in public," the "Voice" coach recalled while visiting "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for an episode airing Thursday. "The name game is a tough game. ... Imagine you're writing the best song you've ever written in your life and you have to name it. It's really screwed up to put yourself through that."
So Levine reached out to his pal DeGeneres and ran the name-that-shall-not-be-named by her. DeGeneres' reaction? It was terrible.
But DeGeneres had several ideas, and one was "Dusty Rose."
There was still some pushback, because Prinsloo was not into the name. But Levine was persistent. "I brought it back to her after the 11th hour and I'm like, 'Dusty's pretty cool!' And she's like, 'I love it!'"
And that is how Ellen DeGeneres came to name Adam Levine's first child.
"Dusty Rose is a beautiful color as well," she told him. "I'd already thought of 'Dusty' and then someone said 'Dusty Rose' and I said, 'Oh, that's her name!' and so I texted you."
"If anyone needs to name their child, Ellen's really good at it," Levine told the audience.
As she is with so many things!
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