All eyes are on Kirsten Dunst — and when we say “Kirsten Dunst,” we really mean her adorable 16-month-old son, Ennis. At the end of August, Dunst and fiancé Jesse Plemons made a rare public outing with baby Ennis as Dunst received her Hollywood Walk of Fame star. And as the actress continues her media tour for Showtimes’ On Becoming a God in Central Florida, in which she takes on the lead role of scheming minimum-wage park employee Krystal Stubbs, she’s increasingly opening up about her family, including how, yes, she’s well-aware that the name she and Plemons chose for their baby boy is an easy target for a joke.
“It could be tennis!” Dunst joked during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I know what Ennis will be called… Come on, you just stick a ‘P’ in front of it. There’s also anus. That’s not a great one.”
During the interview, Dunst also explained how she and Plemons chose the name Ennis — a name she says is an “old cowboy name.”
“We found it online,” she explains to Kimmel. “You know, on those baby websites where you just keep scrolling. We were like, ‘We like that. It sounds cool.'” Dunst went on to give us all a little much-needed geography lesson, further explaining that there’s a town in Texas, where Plemons is from, named Ennis, and that Ennis is also a county town in Ireland.
Dunst and Plemons welcomed Ennis Howard into the world May of last year. According to Dunst, Ennis was a pleasant surprise. “I thought I would have a hard time getting pregnant, but it was a surprise,” she told Net-A-Porter in August. “If I hadn’t met Jesse, I would have frozen my eggs. It feels like I lucked out.” And while Dunst and Plemons aren’t married yet, their appearance at the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony last month, during which it was rumored that they referred to each other as “husband” and “wife,” spurred speculation. “Fiancé,” Dunst clarified after Kimmel initially called Plemons her husband. “We’re not married yet.” And that’s that.