Scarlett Johansson recently revealed that she named her one-year-old son Cosmo after “putting a bunch of letters together.”
The talented actress, 37, shared the backstory and reaction to the name during a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
The beauty shares her son with husband, Colin Jost, 40, and shares daughter, eight-year-old Rose, with her previous husband, Romain Dauraic.
Backstory: Scarlett Johansson, 37, reveals she named her son, Cosmo, after ‘throwing a bunch of letters together’
As the Black Widow star continued to explain her son’s name, Scarlett stated that both she and her husband had “thrown together a lot of letters. I just thought it was charming and our friends liked it.’
However, her mother-in-law was not fond of the name at first. “Colin’s mother had a little more trouble with it.”
“She suggested other versions of it for a while. I was like, ‘He’s already here. He’s gone. As if those days are over,” Scarlett added lightly.
The Avengers alum said her daughter, Rose, was a huge fan of the name Cosmo because, like herself, she was based on a flower.
Charming: When she came up with the name, the Black Widow actress told Kelly Clarkson, “I just thought it was charming and our friends liked it”; seen in December 2021
“Cosmo is a very sweet little flower that comes in different shades of orange and yellow and things like that,” explains the talented actress. during the interview. “That’s why my daughter liked it too.”
Scarlett and Colin, who married in 2020, announced the arrival of their son in August 2021.
Colin has also shared how his mother “didn’t quite understand” their choice of their son’s name when he made a guest appearance on Late night with Seth Myers.
“After three or four days she would say, ‘Cosmo? Is it final? Have you submitted the birth certificate?’ We were like, ‘Oh yeah, we did that in the hospital’
“She says, ‘okay. Interesting. Because I read that there is also a name, Cosimo, with an ‘I’. So that could also be an option. Maybe you call him Cosimo, that’s his real name, and you could still call him Cosmo?’ the comedian added.
Happy couple: the two stars started dating in 2017, got engaged in 2019 and tied the knot a year later
Two children: Scarlett shares her daughter, Rose, with her ex-husband, Romain Dauraic, and shares son, Cosmo, with her current husband, Colin Jost; seen together in February 2020
The Saturday Night Live writer added that it was only after his mother consulted others that she finally gave the name her approval.
“She lives on Staten Island. Eventually she started meeting different members of the Italian community who have many Cosmo relatives.”
“And so she called and said, ‘I’ve met someone. They said their uncle’s name is Cosmo, so that’s okay,” Colin . said Seth Myers.
Excited announcement: The Saturday Night Live writer revealed on Instagram that Scarlett and himself welcomed their son Cosmo in August 2021
A bit of time: Colin’s mom took some getting used to the name Cosmo, and Scarlett explained, “She kept suggesting different versions for a while”; seen in November 2021 in Beverly Hills
Scarlett and Colin were first linked five years ago in 2017 and got engaged in 2019.
A year later, the two stars said “I do” in a romantic, intimate setting. That same year, the Marriage Story actress opened up to Procession about what “attracted” her to Colin.
“He’s very optimistic, easy going, funny, kind, and those are the qualities that really drew me to him,” she explained.
The couple welcomed their son, Cosmo, in 2021. Scarlett has another daughter, Rose, who she shares with her ex-husband, Romain Dauraic. She was also previously married to Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011.