Deschanel and Pechenik, a movie producer, met on the set of their film, Rock the Kasbah, in 2014, and tied the knot just one year later. The two welcomed their first child, daughter Elsie Otter, in August 2015.
"We thought Elsie is kind of a classic name. A lot of people have grandmas and aunts name Elsie," Deschanel said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, explaining her daughter's unique moniker.
"I love animals so much," she continued of Elsie's middle name, confessing Otter was "a little bit wild." "We love otters because they're so cute, and playful and fun. And they're really smart."
"It's fun to talk about kids once you have them. I think when you don't have kids you're like, 'Why are they talking about their kids so much?' And then when you do have one you're like, 'All I want to do is talk about my kid!'" the 37-year-old actress confessed.
"[Motherhood] is the best," she continued. "It's so wonderful. I'm in love with my baby."