Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis welcome their 1st child, Otis Alexander

Olivia Wilde took to Twitter last night with a very important bit of news. She has fulfilled her goddess intentions by birthing her first child with fiancé Jason Sudeikis. Olivia gave birth a a couple of weeks early, but mother and child are both healthy. The baby is a boy (we knew that already), but the name is a good one: Otis Alexander.

I love that Olivia made the announcement herself on Twitter instead of through official PR channels. She probably won’t sell her baby photos because she and Jason seem pretty low key. Olivia doesn’t hide her face from the paps, but I doubt she calls them since she’s often papped without a shred of makeup. Yay for Olivia making the announcement on her own terms. Jason’s not on Twitter, but I assume he was game for this method of introducing their baby to the world.

What do you think of the name chosen by Olivia and Jason for their boy? I’m really partial to the name “Otis” for personal reasons, but it’s also an unusual name for this day and age. It’s an old-timey and soulful name, and of course it brings Otis Redding to mind. It’s not too quirky and “Pilot Inspektor”-y. Otis is just right. Otis is going to be a really cool kid with parents like Olivia and Jason.

The only bad thing about this story: We have to (temporarily?) say goodbye to the best pregnancy style of the year. Congrats to Olivia and Jason!

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. AG-UK says:

    Love the name Otis. That was on my list. Congrats to them

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    No offense to anyone, but the name Otis is sort of like Gomer to me. I like Alexander, though. Maybe they’ll call him Alex?

  3. Valerie says:

    How sweet, I like his name and I’m glad they are doing well.

  4. Audrey says:

    Makes me think of Milo and Otis. So I approve

    Congrats to them

  5. Lucy says:

    Firstly Congrats. And a lovely name to boot.

    Secondly I’ll miss her pregnancy style. She’s been one of my best dressed pregnant or not

  6. lucy2 says:

    Congrats to them! The name is cute, but not one I’d choose. Otis Sudeikis is a bit of a mouthful though, isn’t it?

  7. Mimz says:

    Aww!! I’m glad for them. I like Olivia and she looked amazing during her pregnancy. To me Her and Halle were the best at that.
    Congratulations to them, Otis is cool, paired with Alexander. If it was Otis Wilde Suidekis I wouldn’t have liked it as much.

    Otis Alexander. Me likey.

  8. blue marie says:

    Congrats, the name’s cute but I’m going to need her to do something to annoy me. I don’t know that I’m comfortable liking her a little bit.

  9. MIssBB says:

    I really like them as a couple. I think they’re both easy to get along with and (important) funny. Like the name as well, wish them luck.

    • Delorb says:

      Me too. I saw them and the first thing is that she’s out of his league and ‘huh?’ But I’m thinking she has a sense of humor just like her soon to be husband. That would account for their chemistry together. Congrats to them and well wishes on their soon to be wedding.

  10. MrsBPitt says:

    Sorry, but all I can think of is Otis the town drunk on The Andy Griffith Show…I would have preferred Alexander Otis Sudeikis…but they didn’t ask my opinion! Congrats to the little family!

  11. Louise says:

    Alexander seems quite close to “Xander”. Xander really looks like Jason doesn’t he. I wonder what the backstory is to this that he seems to have nothing to do with him.

  12. Lexie says:

    I live in Brooklyn and “old-timey” names like Otis are anything but unusual here. Still, I’ll never shade anything to do with babies. Such a cute photo.

    • Esmom says:

      Ha. I imagine names like this as part of a very specific checklist attached to the typical Brooklynite: “Old-timey name for impeccably yet quirkily dressed offspring: Check.”

      It’s happened in certain neighborhoods in Chicago, too. Life used to be so much less exhausting before gentrification. People used to do and be whatever they wanted, now there seems to be an ever-escalating race to conform to an arbitrary and somewhat insanely upscale standard.

      Stepping off my soapbox now, sorry.

  13. Barrett says:

    Great! Now I can check (as Otis gets bigger) to see how much the baby looks like January Jones son Xander. He looks like Jason (ears, head shape) to me! Congrats and equally juiced for gossip!

  14. don't kill me i'm french says:

    congrats! It’s nice not to name your kid with a ridiculous name

  15. GeeMoney says:

    I really do hope that kid goes by Alex.

  16. gg says:

    Not fond of that name at all. I guess its de rigeur to name your kid after gas station attendants from the 60s these days.

  17. Lilalis says:

    What is it with all these Hollywood women not being able to carry full-term? Are they being induced as soon as the first stretchmark appears so their ‘How I lost the baby weight’-magazine cover won’t be ruined?

    Snarky mode off; I really like the name Otis.

  18. L says:

    I don’t mind the name, but Otis Sudeikis is just too alliterative.

  19. Renee28 says:

    Whenever I hear Otis all I can think of is the pug in “The Adventures of Milo & Otis”

  20. Val says:

    Tobey Maguire and his wife Jennifer Meyer actually have a son with that name.

  21. Talie says:

    There are still rumors persisting that he fathered January’s son… so I guess we’ll know for sure within a year if they look a lot alike.

  22. Serena says:

    I don’t like the name, anyway congrats!

  23. Ag says:

    congrats to them! (very cute pic.)

  24. Racer says:

    Its pretty obvious that Xander is now a big brother. If Jason is the father of J J’s baby how is it that he has absolutely no part in the childs life…and thats speculation based on a lack of pap photos…and why would Olivia want to be involved with a man who treats his offspring as nonexistent. And for the record I cant stand Olivia and Jason is totally ugh.

    • OriginallyBlue says:

      Well January has refused to say who the father of her son is. From what I remember Jason was very surprised to find out that she was pregnant. I think he’s a decent guy and would be involved if it was his. There is speculation about another possible father for the little boy, so I wouldn’t jump all over him for not being involved. We don’t know if he really is the little boys father.

    • Tiffany says:

      I know people are saying Xander is Jason’s, but my money is still on Vaughn. Just look at pics of his children with Claudia. I think all those kids share a the Vaughn gene. Sure Jason can be a bit douchey, but I don’t believe he would do that to a child if he had one.

    • catsnaps says:

      Definitely Matthew Vaughn’s kid. It also just logically makes the most sense – why she isn’t public with the identity – it’s because he’s married!

      • Racer says:

        Oh right! Married Vaughn. Thats a definite possibility.

      • Elise says:

        I’m all for celeb conspiracy theories but it just doesn’t add up here. Jason would have zero to lose by acknowledging the kid if he were his. I feel bad for Olivia and Jason (and now, their son) that they are dragged into this speculation. I watch the show “who do you think you are” on celeb genealogy and Jason was on one of the episodes. They went into depth on his family history and got into a lot of stuff that was interesting. After watching that it just doesn’t make sense that he would ignore/lie/deny a child that he fathered.

    • lunchcoma says:

      I’m going to be a killjoy and stick with my theory that Xander’s father is either a sperm donor or some random actor-waiter sort who January had a fling with. There are a lot of reasons besides the father being married to not want to identify him publicly, especially if he’s not famous.

    • Eve says:

      I agree with Tiffany, Matthew Vaughn’s children with CS look very similar to JJ’s son so it makes sense that it could be him.

  25. Marianne says:

    I’m not really a fan of Otis. But its not terrible. And she’s not the first celebrity to use that name either (tobey Maguire did). Hell, its a lot better than giving her child some weird unusual name.

  26. Cupcake says:

    Otis is a great name but it goes terribly with Sudeikis! Otis Wilde would have been amazing!!

  27. And then there were none says:

    Congrats to them both. Otis isn’t a name I’d choose but, hey, it’s not my kid. But I definitely wouldn’t have chosen it with the surname Sudeikis. Of all the names they could have chosen, they go with one that has the same syllable as the surname. Me don’t likey.

  28. TJ says:

    Beautiful name & the welcoming message was hilarous and adorable. Congratulations to Olivia & Jason. Hello Otis, welcome to our world. Have a great time here!

  29. Sumodo1 says:

    Otis is a name that brings back fond memories for me: it was 1975 and our handsome, blond theatre major friend came out, and soon after, tragically committed suicide. He was from Snellville, GA and I have always wanted to go to his hometown and find his grave. I love you always, Otis Snell.

  30. Malificent says:

    Makes me think of Otis on the Andy Griffith Show — but then most hipsters won’t get the reference.

  31. RobN says:

    Did they have a baby or a puppy? Half the people I know have dogs named Otis.

  32. watchmaker says:

    Otis Elevator Company is what I think of when I hear the name Otis.

  33. The Voice says:

    Congrats to them. I kind of love that old-fashioned names are making a comeback. She seems really into Jason but him, not so much. Anyone else get the vibe that he’s kind of over it? Every photo I see of them reminds me of Affleck and how he looks miserable.

    • mercy says:

      I think that’s just his trying to look cool routine, tbh. It seems like he’s trying for a radical image change, from chubby schlubby funnyman to skinny fashionable hipster. I prefer the former, though I’ve never found him that funny or attractive.

  34. Aysla says:

    I think the picture they posted was so, so sweet, especially since it doesn’t really show much of the baby or the baby’s face. In that way, they still sort of keep their privacy. I really like the combination of names they chose too, Otis Alexander. Rolls off the tongue easily.

  35. CJ says:

    LOVE the name Otis. But I dare say I’m extremely bias as it is my baby boys name. It’s cool and old school, and just bloody cute!

  36. John says:

    Really can’t stand her, but that Twitterpic is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen. Congrats to all three of them.

  37. Annie says:

    Otis is okay, but I don’t like it much when the last letter of the first name and the first letter of the last name are the same. Especially the letter S. But I do have a slight lisp. I think it’d be cute to call him Odie, too. It’ll be a good name to age with. Alexander, I assume, is for her late uncle, Alexander Cockburn.

  38. Isadora says:

    Funny thing: Olivia’s surname is just a stage name (her real one is Cockburn – yeah, I would have taken a stage name too) and she chose Wilde because of Oscar Wilde. Aaaand the family that moves into the haunted country house in “The Canterville Ghost” has Otis as surname. Coincidence? I think not – and therefore I love it. “The Canterville Ghost” is such a charming and funny story.