Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost welcomed their first child together, Cosmo


Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have welcomed their baby. We only learned about the undercover pregnancy in July, when Page Six got the tip (which probably came from someone’s publicist). At the time, ScarJo was only making a couple of appearances via Zoom to promote Black Widow, and we know how all of that turned out! Jost actually confirmed Scarlett’s pregnancy a few days ago, and Page Six ran it as “Colin Jost confirms Page Six’s exclusive reporting.” LOL. Anyway, Page Six said at the time that Scarlett was due “soon” and here we are.

We actually don’t know when Scarlett gave birth, but I’m guessing it was in the past week. Scar’s rep only confirmed that the baby was born “recently,” and there’s a mention of Rose Dorothy Dauriac, who will turn seven years old soon. Colin Jost then posted another confirmation on his Instagram with this message: “Ok ok we had a baby. His name is Cosmo. We love him very much. Privacy would be greatly appreciated. For all inquiries please contact our publicist @chethinks.” Meaning Michael Che, who recently posted some disgusting jokes about Simone Biles. If I was ScarJo, I would be so pissed off at Jost for adding his toxic bro to our baby announcement.

As for the name Cosmo Jost… it’s very… something. It’s not bad per se. I think they were aiming for “offbeat but not too offbeat.” Bougie offbeat, I guess. Does “Cosmo Jost” fit with “Rose Dorothy Dauriac”? Kind of?? And yes, I suppose the name could be a Seinfeld reference. But why?

Any excuse to post the close-up of her ring…

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    Who even cares? Scarlett and Jost are both rich, over privileged white folks who aren’t really very interesting.

    Move right along with your odd names and sexist, misogynist friends.

  2. Jayna says:

    Not a good name with Jost. And a child named Cosmo doesn’t really fit a child coming from these two.

    • PeacefulParsley says:

      He’s a comedian and may (hopefully?) be joking about the baby’s real name.

    • ElleV says:

      i just read it as “cosmic jest”

    • sally says:

      I’m in the minority here, but I actually like the name Cosmo a lot, it doesn’t really fit with Jost though, you’re right. Cosmo Johansson-Jost on the other hand…

  3. Heat says:

    My friend has a cat named Cosmo. That’s all I’ve got.

  4. Sierra says:

    Fuller House’s dog was named Cosmo..

  5. IMARA219 says:

    The name has been around since the 18th century and has a noble association. I wish they went with the original spelling. I love hearing baby names. I still keep a list of baby names even though I’m pretty sure my baby factory is shut down. Congrats to them!

    • Ameara says:

      What’s the original spelling??

      • IMARA219 says:

        The original spelling has an “i” in the name, so Cosimo. I just feel like the “I” turns the name into something with gravitas a human would exhibit versus a pet name. It’s a personal preference, of course. I find the meaning of the name a little bland, though, for the grandiose nature of the word.

      • Kate says:

        @IMARA219 ohhh I like cosimo! that’s very nice and would have gone well with big sis rose

    • Valois says:

      I wouldn’t call it original spelling. Cosmo is Greek, Cosimo is Italian. It’s not different spellings that set them apart, it’s different origins/languages.

      Cosimo has been around much longer btw (see Cosimo de Medici, born in the late 14th century).

      • AlpineWitch says:

        In Italian Cosimo is a variation of the name Cosmo/Cosma (all coming from the Greek name Kosmas Κοσμάς) and it’s not used in the majority of cases in northern/central Italy because it’s considered an ‘old’ name. It’s still diffused in southern Italy though.

        Curiosity: the word cosmo in Italian is used to indicate the universe.

  6. Darla says:

    I bet Scarlett LOVES Che. I can’t stand either of these two, and Che makes three.

    • Becks1 says:

      I was going to say, I don’t think Scarlett has a problem with Jost’s “toxic bro.”

      • Bettyrose says:

        She obviously gets off on it. There’s not a single appealing thing about Jost to the 7 billion humans who aren’t ScarJo but she sees something we don’t.

      • lucy2 says:

        Same thinking here.

        Cosmo just makes me think of Cosmo Kramer. I wonder if Cosmo is the real name, seems a bit of an odd choice.

  7. Basi says:

    I was hoping it’s a joke name. But then I was hoping that for Elon musk and grimes. Haha

    Oh well. +1 on comments above

    • Jayna says:

      It’s a fine name. I knew two guys named Cosmo in college. One of them I believe spelled it with a K. I’m not sure. The guy I went out with a few times and who was in our social group spelled it Cosmo. Both of their families were Greek on both sides, mother and father. The name Cosmo went well with their Greek last names. The name Cosmo with the last name Jost, son of these two, doesn’t really work.

  8. Erinn says:

    Congrats to them on the birth of little Cosmo Kramer Jost.

  9. Case says:

    I kinda think Cosmo Jost sounds cool. *shrugs* I was expecting it would be more normal to match Rose, but it’s fine.

  10. Jayna says:

    Is it just me? I really don’t like her wedding ring.

  11. Anne Girardot says:

    Justin Case Jost is my name nom.

    • Samuraiman says:

      I knew the name was going to start with co- because Colin’s nickname is “co-jo” . I was hoping for a Colby Jost or Colton jost but Cosmo is alright.

  12. Christine says:

    Why are we not skeptical that the name is a joke?

  13. Vera says:

    Are we sure Collin wasn’t joking with the name reveal? Cosmo like the cocktail?

  14. LillyfromLillooet says:

    I like the name Cosimo. Cosmo sounds like the abbreviated name of the women’s mag.

    But whatevs. It’s a little too Beckham frivolous for me, but is Romeo Beckham ever going to have to put together a resume with that name at the top to seek work? Will Cosmo have to be walked around the office on his first day with people saying “Hi, oh, okay, Cosmo? Did I get that right?” and there will always be the guy who say “Camo, like in camoflage?” “Kimono?” “Is that like your Dad’s name or something?”

    I always appreciate it when creatives/performers backstroking in cash give their kids familiar names, like Ella and Alexander. Kind of figured Colin might have been a voice of reason.

    But whatever. ScarJo is not my fave, but I do think she’s a good parent and I think she and Colin will make a great mom and dad team.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think if I were Romeo, I’d go by Ro Beckham. But I doubt he’s putting together many resumes! I always think a name than can sound professional in the future is a good thing, and all the quirky stuff can be nicknames, middle names, whatever.

      • LillyfromLillooet says:

        @lucy2 AGREE. I met a not-in-funds creative who had named his daughter after a plural of a fruit. Okay, okay: Peaches. But you know, the famous Peaches has a real name “Merrill Nisker.”

        This non-famous Peaches *is* going to have to have a resume and work for a living. Why not name her Patricia? I knew someone called Mango and had a given name, Margaret, which no one ever used, but it was there for her on resumes, driver’s license, etc.

    • Betsy says:

      I think that if we have evolved as a society to stop mocking names from places other than Europe, I maybe we should stop mocking names altogether. It’s really not a good look.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        eh, there are exceptions.

        I remember a talk show where one of the guests was named “Aquanette” and pronounced it with the emphasis on the “ette” part. like Marie AntoinETTE.

        but her name was STILL the same as a brand of hair spray. I’ll mock that all day long.

    • Sof says:

      Wait, what is wrong with Romeo? It’s a very common name, perhaps not in English speaking countries?
      To be honest, the only Cosmo in my mind is the Fairly Oddparent which again, could be a cultural difference.

  15. Ann says:

    Not sure if it’s a joke or not, but like a few others said, it just makes me think of Cosmo Kramer.

    I agree it would go well with a Greek last name. With have a Greek (Greek-Canadian) friend staying with us now and his son is named Constantine. He went by a shortened nickname version as a kid but now in college has chosen to re-dub himself Constantine, which I think sounds pretty cool and regal.

  16. milliemollie says:

    Well, Scarjo as Allen as her bff and her husband has Che as his bff.
    Another reason why these two are perfect for each other.

    I’m kinda convinced that he’s joking about the name.

  17. Veronica S. says:

    Cosmo is a dog’s name is my take lol. Let’s hope that’s a joke/red herring. Congrats to them, though? Good for them keeping it mostly undercover.

  18. August Rain says:

    Are we really making fun of the name Cosmo? Why? I thought we were over that kind of behaviour…
    The dad is a douche and she is out of touch, granted, but Cosmo is a name. That’s it. So many cultures give days of the week as names, or things, animals etc. It’s such a cultural-personal thing, to name a child that we should just let it go, non?

  19. Sigmund says:

    Honestly, I assumed he was joking about the name, but who knows.

  20. Leena says:

    I think they look alike

  21. Courtney B says:

    I’m a history nerd so I associate the name with the liberal Archbishop of Canterbury Cosmo Lang.

  22. candy says:

    Cosmo is one of those names that goes well with certain last names, imo. It’s nice to have a strong consonant in a name. I am pretty sure he will be Cosmo Johansson-Jost which sounds kind of fetching. I don’t like Cosmo Jost as much.

  23. Annetommy says:

    Cosmo Brown is the name of the character played by the wonderful Donald O’Connor in Singin’ in the Rain. He’s the best Cosmo.

  24. Margo says:

    So his nickname will be COS JOST – sounds like a brand of cheap perfume. Wishing all the family well! 🙂

  25. Green Desert says:

    Astronomy nerd here so I like the name Cosmo. But I do not like Cosmo’s parents. And I would bet Cosmo’s mother loves Michael Che.

  26. Bobbie says:

    I guess I just don’t get it. Really hot woman. Still relatively young. Doens’t have to worry about money. What’s the rush to get married and have babies? If I were her, I’d pull a Diane Keaton and adopt much later in life. And have a lot of fun flings in the meantime. 🙂

  27. L says:

    all I gots is Jetsons jokes running through my head.

  28. J ferber says:

    What bothers me most is the lack of respect by not mentioning Rose, Scarlet’s first child, the baby’s half-sister and Jost’s step-daughter. I hope she doesn’t become lesser in the family. That would really sick.

  29. Wolfie88 says:

    I read the full name too fast and my eyes read “cosmic joke”,