Hilary Duff’s son wants to name his sister Cofant Croissant


The TV show Younger has just started its fifth season on TV Land for those of you who watch it. I do. Although I was not as into last season, I really like the cast so I keep watching. Kelsey is not my favorite character (Diana is – all hail Miriam Shor!) but Hilary Duff is very good in that role. As we now know, Hilary is pregnant with her second child, a little girl. It took Hilary’s six-year-old son Luca a little time to get used to the idea but now that he’s there, he going all in – even picking out a name for his new sister: Confant Croissant.

Hilary Duff‘s 6-year-old son Luca has some pretty strong opinions about his sister-to-be.

On Monday, the Younger star, 30, swung by The Late Late Show with James Corden, where she opened up about how her son is prepping to be a big brother.

While the news of Duff’s pregnancy was met with messages of congratulations from her fans, Luca was apparently a little less thrilled.

“The beginning was a little, a little a… he was surprised,” Duff told Corden. “And now he’s warming up to the idea.”

Luca’s apparently gotten comfortable enough with his sister-to-be that he’s started telling friends at school about his mom’s pregnancy, even if he’s taken a little liberty with the story.

“He told his friend at school the other day that he’s having a sister that’s part red-butt monkey,” Duff joked. “So we’ll see! It’ll be a first. That’ll be really cool.”
He’s also thought of his new sibling’s name.

“We’re up for any kind of suggestions, but Luca thinks ‘Cofant Croissant’ is like, the coolest name,” Duff said, adding that Luca has become pretty insistent on the choice. “There would be no confusion. And when I just refer to it as ‘Cofant,’ and I’m like, ‘That would be so cool, no one at school’s going to be named Cofant,’ He’s like ‘Croissant. Cofant Croissant.’ It goes together. There’s no separating the two.”

“It’s concerning,” she added. “I think he has pretty good taste… It’s pretty strong right?”

[From People]

I don’t think Baby Girl Duff will be named Cofant Croissant but as an unattached bystander, I think we should all get behind the name. Cofant Croissant is someone we need in this world – she’s stylish and mysterious as well as buttery with just a hint of flakiness to keep things exciting. I think it’s darling that Luca is so dedicated to the name. I used to babysit for a family and the oldest boy fought very hard to get his baby sister to be named Batman. The parents ended up naming her Tracy Ann because they thought it sounded close. The kid bought it and told everyone that he named his sister. Getting input on the name is a nice way to include the siblings into the new baby’s life. But yeah, you find yourself trying to make Pinkie Pie work with your great-grandmother’s maiden name.

According to Hilary, her Younger costume designer was the first to learn of her pregnancy and the tell was when she couldn’t fit into her jeans. I don’t know how common it is but with all my pregnancies, the jeans were the first to go. Hilary has just started to show so I am curious how much they had to compensate on Younger for it. The show is largely about fashion so I don’t doubt they found the most creative ways possible.

I’m embedding the clip here because on the couch with Hilary is Sam Richardson who plays my favorite character from VEEP, Richard:



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  1. Clare says:

    I used to find her generally harmless and endearing but after her doxxing and publicly bullying her neighbour (save the he was smoking outrage, she was out of order), I struggle to view her as anything but kind of a mean girl.

    • Lyla says:

      She’s always been kind of a mean girl. A girl who loves her fueds. She had one with Nicole Richie, Faye Dunaway, and of course Lindsay Lohan.

      • Zapp Brannigan says:

        Nicole Richie, Faye Dunaway, and Lindsay Lohan. I was not expecting to read one of those names in the context of a Duff feud. Part of me wonders if the feud between Duff and Dunaway was about Aaron Carter, please tell me it was.

      • Bri W. says:

        Hahaha I think it was about Bonnie and Clyde remake from maybe 10 years ago?

      • Lyla says:

        The Faye Dunaway thing was one sided. Hilary was suppose to be in a remake of Bonnie and Clyde and Faye supposedly said “couldn’t they at least get a real actress?” Supposedly because it was shared by a source to the Sun. It was never confirmed that she actually said it. HD said in an E! Interview on camera that her fans who would go see the movie don’t even know who FD is and that she “might be mad if I looked like that now, too.” Then she went on a talk show and said FD had no right to judge her. The movie was never made.

    • Lexter says:

      Meh… smoking is revolting, the smell permeates everything, the guy was allegedly noisy all night and she was preg at the time. We all snap sometimes and do silly things. I would have felt the same and probably would have done something snarky too. I get it.

      • Astrid says:

        and I understand your position but remember, she with all her wealth and opportunity, moved into a smoking building.

      • ValiantlyVarnished says:

        As someone who has lives in apartments for years and have had nightmare neighbors – from a dude in a place over me who not only used to abuse his girlfriend but drop large objects over our heads as retaliation for calling the police. One frat bro who thought it was so funny to get high and pkay ukelele on his balcony at 2am. To smokers who smoke all day everyday to the point where my mother who lives with me now has a cough. What she did was wrong, sure. But I’m not mad at her for it because I get the absolute frustration and nightmare if having horrible neighbors who don’t care about anyone else.

  2. KNy says:

    My sister and I are 10+ years older than our little sister, and we named her. My parents had a name, but we basically said we weren’t going to call her that. So…yeah. They just gave up and let it happen. And she is 23 now and is like, “THANK GOD THEY DIDN’T NAME ME THAT!”

    While Cofant Croissant is obviously not going to happen, I think letting an older sibling to help with the name is cute – like letting Luca give the baby a middle name or something like that. Maybe a name he finds in a book and not one completely made up. But Cofant is not the worst that’s out there. Sadly.

    • Esmom says:

      Aw, that’s sweet. And you’re right that Cofant isn’t terrible, lol. My kids are too close in age for my older one to have any input into his brother’s name but my youngest used to say that if he has kids he’d name his boy “Muffin Man” and his girl “Cinnaminia.” He’s 17 now and if I ever bring it up I get nothing but an evil stare. Sigh.

    • sealit says:

      My husband and his 4 siblings were allowed to name their youngest brother. I giggle every time I see James Kirk.

  3. Jillian says:

    My sister chose my first name. I liked it but I get a lot of Julian.

    I can see Hilary picking a unique name but not crazy

    • Lexter says:

      Haha I feel for you. People cant get any name right tho. I get Alexander all the time (Im clearly female… it’s AlexanDRA!!!), often Alexia or Alexa or Alexandria or Alessia… so many random variations.

    • raptor says:

      I’m a Jillian-with-a-G, and 90% of the time, when I tell people my name, they think I said Julia or Julian, so I feel you. As an added bonus, half the time, when I get appointment reminder calls, they think my name starts with a hard G.

      My sister and I picked our brother’s middle name, and to this day, I think it’s better than his first name.

    • Dita von Katzhausen says:

      My favorite was, when the lady at the time warner store spelled my name Melony, and it appeared on the big screen waiting list….

  4. Lexter says:

    That last pic is her sister I think….

    Love Hilary, love Younger. Excited for her! Luca is gorg and she seems to be a very hands on mummy

  5. Astrid says:

    one of my older kids wanted the new baby to be called Tree Stump. I didn’t cave LOL

    • AMA1977 says:

      We let the kids pick from three pre-selected names when we adopted our dog last summer. I didn’t want something crazy I’d be embarrassed to call out at the dog park (or, more likely since my kids have lovies named “Bunny” and “Monkey”, a dog named “Dog”) so we gave them three choices and they got to pick. Win-win!

  6. Umyeah says:

    That kid picks better names then the Kardashians

  7. Lakota says:

    Mine suggested ‘Yellow Paint’ for his little brother. Little brother went on to suggest ‘Coconut Ting-Ting’ for a new cousin. Sadly under-used, I think you’ll agree.

    At one point I was also prospective future Grandmother to ‘Boat’, ‘Bean’, ‘Bine’, ‘Flubber’, ‘Doobie’ and Thomas. Thankfully he has gone off the idea of kids for now. I mean, Thomas??

  8. Seraphina says:

    I needed this kind of article today to make me laugh. When I was pregnant with my second I would ask my so , what do you want mommy to have – a boy or a girl and he’s reply: I want you to have a puppy. He was two.

  9. KittyCatProoowww says:

    I wonder what Mike Comrie is going to do in retaliation. I get the vibes from past stories and photos that he seemed to think that she’s going to be waiting in the wings for him. Good for her for moving on.

    He’s a dutty bird but I’d still tap it.

  10. MrsClincy says:

    We picked out two names and let our older two kids pick which order they wanted them in. They chose the name I wanted (Elijah) for the first name and the name their father wanted (Levi) for the middle name. Of course he’s a man and is now claiming he wanted Elijah for the first name all along. But we felt getting then involved in the name picking would help with their anxiety of having a new baby sibling since they are 12 and 10.

  11. dietcokehead says:


  12. Allie says:

    Cofant Croissant isn’t any more ridiculous than most celebrity names.

  13. Dolkite says:

    Reminds me of Olympic skier Picabo Street, whose parents allowed her to pick her own stupid name when she was like 2 or 3 years old.