Ben McKenzie reveals the meaning behind his newborn daughter's name

Such a great choice

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Such a great choice

Words -Brandi Fowler

It's been a bumper year for celebrity babies, and while Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin generally keep mum on their private lives, the proud dad couldn't help but gush as he talked about their newborn daughter, during an appearance on Harry.

In the midst of the sit down with host Harry Connick Jr. Wednesday, the 38-year-old actor revealed the meaning behind his daughter's baby name, saying, 'Her name is Frances, after my mother.'

'I love that name,' he continued. 'We call her Frankie. She's 7 months old, and she's the cutest thing in the world.' When Connick asked the Gotham star about the baby girl's milestones after she hit six months, McKenzie said with a smile, 'She recognizes us, and now she plays this little game.'

'I pretend I'm a gorilla, "Ooo, ooo, ooo," and she sort of hides into her mother,' he continued. 'It's really cute.'

Frances in the first child for the couple, who welcomed their little one in March.

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