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Adam Levine: Ellen DeGeneres named my baby

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Adam Levine: Ellen DeGeneres named my baby

Ellen DeGeneres helped name Adam Levine's baby.

The Maroon 5 frontman and wife Behati Prinsloo welcomed their first daughter into the world six weeks ago and he admits they struggled to come up with a moniker.

He said: "We had a name that we won't mention on television. The name game is tough game. It's a very hard, arduous [game]. Imagine you're writing the best song you've ever written in your life and you have to name it. It's really screwed up to actually have to put yourself through that."

So after coming up with the name Dusty Rose, he texted his idea to the talk show host, who quickly gave her approval.

Speaking on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', he said: "I texted Ellen and I was like, 'What do you think?' She was like, 'I hate it. I think it's a terrible name. I was like, 'Cool.' She gave me like five names to think about: This, this, this, this, Dusty. You basically named my kid."

Ellen joked: "I did name your kid!"

However, the 'Voice' coach admit his wife took some persuading.

He recalled: "I ran it by my wife and she's like, 'Mm, I don't like it. I brought it back to her in the 11th hour. I'm like 'Dusty's pretty cool!' She's like, 'I love it!'

"I'd already thought of Dusty, and then somebody said 'Dusty Rose,' and I said, 'Oh, that's her name.' And so I texted you, 'Dusty Rose.'"

"If anyone needs to name their child. Ellen's really good at it!"

And Ellen admits she is obsessed with little Dusty, saying: "He sends me pictures of her. She is adorable.If a day goes by, I'm like, 'Where is the baby? I'm jonesing for a baby picture.'"