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Olivia Wilde Reveals Inspiration Behind Son's Name

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:01:13 +0000

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcomed a baby boy named Otis Alexander in April, and now Wilde is sharing the inspiration behind her newborn's name.

“He was named after Otis Redding,” Wilde told People magazine while promoting her new film, Third Person, in New York City. “I’ve just always been a huge fan."

“I was a 10-year-old kid with posters of Otis Redding on my wall,” she added.

Wilde has only been a mother for eight weeks, but already claims she's changed as a person. “The amazing thing about becoming a mother is it snaps everything into focus and really makes you understand what’s important,” she explained.

Still, Wilde is trying to find the balance between working and spending time with baby Otis. “It’s tricky! It’s tricky for every mother, and I salute working mothers everywhere. We are warriors,” she said. “Suddenly these press lines are less stressful!”

Otis is the first child for both Wilde and Sudeikis, who have been engaged since January of 2013.

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