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Seth Meyers reveals son's name

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Seth Meyers reveals son's name

Seth Meyers and wife Alexi have named their baby son Ashe Olsen.

The 'Late Night' host wept as he told the story of the youngster's birth on Easter Sunday (27.03.16) when he returned to his show last night (29.03.16) and revealed the tot has been named in honour of his mother and grandmother.

Seth said: "We named our son Ashe, which is my wife's maiden name. I can't think of a better way to honour what she did.

"The middle name is Olsen, which is my mother's maiden name...To be able to name him after those two women..."

And the 38-year-old star admitted the baby may be the butt of some jokes because of his name.

He quipped: "A couple of people have said to us, 'Do you think people will think you named him after Ashley Olsen?'

"And to them I have said no one will think that! Because I have long been a Mary-Kate guy!"

Seth thanked the doorman of his apartment building and praised his Uber driver for their help when Alexi went into labour two weeks early.

He said of the driver: "I will say, to Tariq, he did an incredible job, he kept this cool so well. And it was hard to keep your cool because one, we wanted to get there in a hurry, and two, my wife was on her knees in the backseat, holding on to me, and screaming out an open window."

When they arrived at hospital, the couple found the nurses had all donned bunny ears in honour of the holiday and Seth found it added a surreal edge to the occasion.

He said of the birth: "The minute it started, I couldn't take my eyes off it. It's the most fantastic thing.

"I also couldn't stop laughing. One, half the people in the room had bunny ears on. Two, I kept thinking back to all the times in the past year people had asked, 'Are you ready for this?' Watching it happen, I couldn't help laughing like, 'Who could be ready for this?' "