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Kristen Bell's 6-year-old daughter's name is Delta.
The actress said it's a "bummer" her kid has the same name as the deadly COVID-19 variant.
Though Bell jokingly said it may help because Delta is "privileged."
Kristen Bell says she's currently dealing with the fact that her daughter has the same name as the deadly COVID-19 strain ravaging the world.
It turns out Bell's 6-year-old daughter, whom she shares with husband Dax Shepard, is named Delta. And, at the moment, the Delta variant is spreading wildly through the US and has caused the CDC to recommend that everyone wear masks again while indoors.
"It's a big, big bummer," Bell said recently on her "We Are Supported By..." podcast about her daughter sharing the moniker. "But I'm really hoping that the Delta variant won't be as strong as the original COVID and people will still say corona. I mean, it's a bummer for Corona, the beer company."
However, because Delta is only 6, to her, it's fun just to hear her name when watching TV.
"She's 6 so she's impressed every time she sees a Delta Airlines ad or anything," Bell continued. "She's like 'Oh my gosh, my name!' So every time she hears anyone talk about the variant, she's like 'my name!' So she's still excited about it."
"The Good Place" star also half-jokingly opined that maybe this is good for her daughter, who Bell admits lives a privileged life.
"Maybe it's a good thing, because her life's really easy, because she's privileged and she's got a little charisma," Bell shared. "She's a little ball of magic and she gets away with everything because of that, so she can either give you puppy-dog eyes or make you laugh."
"Her life is too easy," she added, joking that "maybe she does need this to follow her around forever."
Bell is currently the narrator on the HBO Max "Gossip Girl" reboot.
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