First off, we must say that we were holding out hope that Dauphinoise Petunia Brittany Scheherazade Von Funkenstein Mustard Witch RBG Cross Tamblyn-Bey Jr. would stand as the official name of Amber Tamblyn and David Cross’ baby girl.
We were fully satisfied with this name released (in jest) by Tamblyn and Cross.
Couldn’t they at least keep Dauphinoise?
Nope. Turns out the baby girl’s real name is Marlow Alice Cross (acceptable, we admit it. Sweet, even).
But the cool story here? Guess who outed Marlow’s official moniker? Hillary Clinton.
Tamblyn — Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants alum — is also a political activist, who most recently attended not one but two women’s marches (while massively pregnant) the day after the inauguration. Her activism and her recent essay about motherhood and feminism clearly impressed former Secretary of State and recent presidential candidate Clinton, who wrote a warm letter to baby Marlow:
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The one day I decide to put mascara on Hillary Clinton sends us this letter for our daughter. Crying now. A letter from one spectacular woman who has lived so much to another who has only just begun. My heart is as full as this diaper I'm about to change. Thank you, Hillary,grandmother to us all.
This was the first reveal of Tamblyn and Cross’ daughter’s (real) name. We’re guessing Clinton got the intel by hacking into a microwave in the Tamblyn-Cross household. Like you do.
Did Amber know a letter like this was on its way for her first child? Nope. Her response was the same response we’d have had:
“The one day I decide to put mascara on Hillary Clinton sends us this letter for our daughter. Crying now,” Tamblyn said on Instagram. “A letter from one spectacular woman who has lived so much to another who has only just begun. My heart is as full as this diaper I’m about to change. Thank you, Hillary, grandmother to us all.”
Anyone who makes a full heart-full diaper comparison is more than OK in our books for the record. Same goes for anyone who has had the worst year of their lives, but still takes the time to write a lovely, empowering letter to a newborn baby girl and her parents. Well done, Hillary Clinton.