During an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” comedian Colin Jost opened up about what his family — specifically, his mother — really thought upon hearing what he and wife Scarlet Johansson were naming their son. “Cosmo is a great name. I was very happy to hear it. I think it fits very well with you and Scarlett,” Seth Meyers said, kicking off the conversation. “It is a unique name.”
Jost’s mother, however, disagreed. “I don’t know if she thought it was kind of, like, a hippie thing … She would call us and say, you know, after three or four days, she’d be like, ‘Cosmo… And now, is it final? Like, did you submit the birth certificate?’ And we’re like, ‘Oh, yeah, we did that at the hospital,'” Jost said of his mom, Kerry Kelly, via the Daily Mail. “She was like, ‘Okay, interesting. Because I was reading that there’s also a name Cosimo with an ‘I’, so that could also be an option. Maybe Cosimo, that’s his real name, but then you can call him still Cosmo.'”
The “Saturday Night Live” star went on to say that his mom has since accepted her grandson’s name. Still, it makes for a funny story to tell Cosmo one day!