Amy Schumer announces the name of her ‘royal baby’: Gene Attell Fischer

Amy Schumer welcomed her first child on Sunday evening, May 5th. She gave birth just hours before the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her first child. Both had boys! Boys are in the air. Amy’s pregnancy was a lot harder than Meghan’s though – Amy had hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, and she was basically sick as a dog throughout her entire pregnancy. She was very real about all of it and after nine months, Amy is finally through.

As she’s done throughout the past year, Amy provided updates on her pregnancy through social media – she announced the birth of her son on Instagram, and last night she announced his name on Instagram too: Gene Attell Fischer. People have noted that Amy likely chose “Attell” for her comedian friend Dave Attell, who has appeared in Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck and I Feel Pretty with Amy. They’ve done standup together and been on comedy tours together. Considering the age difference, I suspect Attell was probably one of her mentors in comedy and he probably had a big role in her break into the industry. Like a big brother or a father figure or something. I find that so sweet that she would name her son after him.

What goes unsaid in most reporting is why she gave the baby the first name “Gene.” That’s not her father’s name – her dad’s name is Gordon. I wonder if she named her son after the brilliant comedy pioneer Gene Wilder.

Also: Little Gene has his dad’s coloring! Dark hair, dark eyes.

Photos courtesy of Amy’s Instagram.

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  1. Snowslow says:

    I would be so pissed off if my mum had shared photos of me before age of consent. People should really tone it down with sharing their kid’s photos.

    I read the other day someone saying that my generation and my kid’s generation do not have the same idea of privacy and that’s true but I am not sure kids are getting a better notion of it passed on to them.

    • Gigi says:

      Are you for real? It’s a baby 🙄

    • Sayrah says:

      Sharing a picture of your family after the birth of a child is wrong because you don’t have consent from the newborn? Ok

      • Kittycat says:

        You are right!

        And I might add my parents didnt get my consent from me to be born!

    • Leslie says:

      Would school photos and yearbooks also be off limits/not allowed because the children are under the age of consent? What about driver’s license photos? Those can happen at 16, but the age of consent is 18. I’m genuinely curious about this. Do you think any photo of a person younger than 18 is wrong to be shared? Or would you lower the age of consent to sharing photos (perhaps to 13 or 16)?

      • Amy says:

        honestly, i work with 8-11 year old girls and I’d say the age of consent is when it matters to kids. which I’ve noticed even as young as 3 and 5. My niece and nephews are scared to have their picture taken when I want a selfie to remember things by (I don’t post their pictures online).

      • Ange says:

        That’s not remotely the same thing, Snowslow is talking about SHARING the pictures not just taking them for yearbooks or drivers licences.

        I personally think the odd baby pic is ok but some kids are having their entire lives shared online warts and all and that’s wrong. I even had one woman posting a photo of her 7 year old daughter in nothing but underwear with a huge rash all over her body. Imagine how that little girl is going to feel as she gets older knowing that photo is out there. And the mother is a primary school principal! She should know better.

      • Meg says:

        California passed that law that you cant release pictures of minors without their parents’ approval so my sister in law in who lives there bragged that her kids school needed all parents to sign a permission slip to record a choir concert and she bragged that she was the only one to not sign because ‘my kid isnt ending up on some pedophile website.

    • MrsBanjo says:

      Why stop at photos? Your babies can’t consent to being viewed by the public, so you should just hide out in your house until they’re old enough to want to go outside. May as well go whole hog.

    • Lightpurple says:

      So, your mum didn’t show pictures of you to other family members and her friends?

      While I do think that pictures of kids shouldn’t be broadcast widely across every social media platform, I see no problem with sharing such pictures with family and friends.

      • Snowslow says:

        That’s exactly what I mean obvs. For family and friends by all means!
        But people go crazy with pictures of celeb kids. It’s beyond me. 🤷🏽‍♀️

    • Mgsota says:

      Ugh…you can’t be serious

    • Snowslow says:

      Hey guys! Of course you can show pictures of your kids to your family and friends. But I find it terrible as a celebrity to post px of your kids for millions to see (especially knowing that Schumer has a few crazy haters). I would have felt very weird were I to see this years later if that was me.
      Excuse me for questioning… 😳 Also to the person who says “it’s a baby!” does that mean he’s not a person to be? Of course babies cannot give consent duhhh.
      Also find it very off-putting the reactions people have to babies, comparing them to the parents and making comments about their appearance.
      I’ll go play in the corner by myself then.

      • Jay says:

        I’m with you on pics of like kids in the bath with genitals visible (nothing wrong with that, they’re kids and not sexualized in the slightest) but you really want that on your IG or FB page? With all sorts of perverts (that I represent in criminal matters, so I know firsthand) trolling the internet for that sort of thing? A video of your 6yo singing a funny song while pooping, posted on your FB where your friend you haven’t seen from college decades ago can see it? I can see kids growing up later and being liek WHAT THE EFF. I mean, my parents took pics of me in the bath, but the only people who saw those were family adn friends who happened to be given our picture albums to flip through on lazy afternoons while we gathered for lunch or tea. That can be embarrassing but it’s pretty minor in my opinion. I totally get your point with celeb kids – there are stalkers and weirdos and perverts out there, maybe a pic of you holding your toddler with his butt towards the camera isn’t the best idea. It’s a picture shared in joy, sure, but how would you feel knowing some weirdo masturbates to that every day? Once it’s out there, you can’t control it. And pics of kids are “out there” wayyyyyyy more now than they were when we were younger.

        I don’t think Snow was talking about super innocuous shots, heck even the ones of Baby Sussex today. I think Snow was extending the point to celeb kids and pervasive and widespread dissemination. (So the reductio ad absurdum comments in reply were super annoying to read.) I think it’s a matter of personal choice for the parents, with the awareness that once it’s on the internet, no matter how good your privacy settings, it’s on there forever and you really can’t control dissemination or what someone does with it.


      • Snowslow says:

        Thanks @Jay. That’s exactly it. The first photo she put out there was super sweet. A second one made me pause to think how many photos she will share with the world/
        I wanted to start a conversation about the notion of privacy but didn’t work out because, well.

    • Lua says:

      Are you kidding me?! GTFOH with that. She went through hell. Show that baby off! My friend from Africa has zero pics of her pregnant mom or baby pictures, for that matter, bc the tribe she’s from didn’t take pictures like westerners do. She WISHES she had some tangible reminder of her childhood. Get off your high horse with your overuse of the consent concept 🙄

  2. Nicegirl says:

    Welcome sweet baby Gene 🖖🏽

  3. Lala11_7 says:

    LOOK AT THAT BABEE’S EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  4. Jen says:

    Is Atell a family name?

    • 2lazy4username says:

      ” People have noted that Amy likely chose “Attell” for her comedian friend Dave Attell, who has appeared in Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck and I Feel Pretty with Amy”

      That baby! AAAAAHHHHH!

  5. Lightpurple says:

    Very cute baby.

  6. Moneypenny says:

    Look at that little face! So cute!

  7. Puggle says:

    Someone on another site noticed that Gene Attell Fischer sounds a lot like genital fissure and now that’s all I can hear 🙁

  8. Angie says:

    There’s very little sweeter in the world then the excitement of new parents showing off their first born. Love it.

  9. Kk2 says:

    The pic of him with Dad is very cute.

  10. pupax says:

    I like Amy, and I do not wanna be a party pooper. But Gene Attell? Say it out loud…

  11. Milkweed says:

    That name has to be a prank.