VIDEO: Dax Shepard Explains Why He and Kristen Bell Named Baby Delta, Relives Horrors of Seeing C-Section on Ellen

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Dax Shepard explained how he and Kristen Bell decided to name their baby daughter Delta because of a joke, and described in alternately horrifying and hilarious detail Bell’s 33-hour labor and C-section, during a Thursday appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Watch the video below.

The actor told DeGeneres that Bell’s delivery was “more difficult” than with the couple’s first daughter Lincoln, saying the actress was “in labor for 33 hours.” Shepard thinks he should have gotten medication, too.

Shepard explained, “I deserve something because, I was along for the ride. It’s still a car crash, and I’m in the passenger seat. I’m playing Katy Perry and I’m breathing and I’m rubbing her back and I have fatigue and I think, ‘I need something for this, help me.'”

Nothing prepared him for seeing the results of Bell’s C-section. “So there’s a sheet and then they go, ‘The baby’s here!’ Then you peek around the sheet and they’re lifting out the baby, but then you notice your wife is completely disassembled,” said Shepard. “I can see inside of her.”

He continued, “I was like, ‘It’s a girl!… Your liver’s out, I think. And those are definitely your intestines. And she has … are you all right! Oh my God, put her back together correctly!'” Shepard joked, “After seeing this autopsy, I would rather see a school bus drive out of her vagina.”

As for the couple’s choice of the name Delta, Shepard explained that it actually began as a joke. He told DeGeneres, “It was a joke because our first daughter’s name is Lincoln, which is very masculine, and a friend of mine teasingly texted me, ‘Oh great, what’s this one gonna be? Navy Seal? Delta Force? Green Beret?’ I was reading this text out loud to Kristen, and I said, ‘Oh, Steve said what if we named her Delta?… ‘Delta! Delta Bell Shepard! That’s it!’ And that’s it.” Watch the video below!

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