The story behind Jim and Pam's child's title

Jim and Pam’s firstborn, Cecelia Marie Halpert, has fairly the story behind her title.

On the most recent episode of Stitcher’s Workplace Girls podcast, co-hosts Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey chatted all in regards to the Season 6 episode, “The Supply.” They welcomed two particular friends to the podcast: Fischer’s husband, Lee Kirk, and her sister, Emily Fischer. They usually shared some pleasant context about why the title “Cece” was chosen for JAM’s child.

“Quick reality primary: Pam and Jim’s child is called after my niece,” Fischer defined.

Now, diehard followers of The Workplace might have recognized this primary half already, however for many who do not here is a fast recap.

The newborn title inspo

“So, the identical week that we had been capturing this episode, my sister Emily gave delivery to her first youngster, a daughter. It was so loopy,” Fischer mentioned. “Actually the day we shot Pam going to the hospital was the day my sister got here residence from the hospital. So in my household — I used to be going to say my mother and father would joke that they’d one child doing it for actual and one child pretending all on the similar time. So my sister had advised me forward of time what they had been planning to call their daughter. So I went to the writers and I requested if we may title Pam and Jim’s child after my niece, and so they mentioned sure.”


I keep in mind sitting at residence that night time that the episode aired, and I simply stored watching the clock.

Although the writers accredited Fischer’s request, she determined to maintain it a secret till the episode aired. She did not inform her sister, her mother and father, or anybody in her household. All of them came upon child Halpert’s title dwell, together with the remainder of the present’s followers.

“I keep in mind sitting at residence that night time that the episode aired, and I simply stored watching the clock,” Fischer mentioned. “And positive sufficient, like 30 seconds after it went dwell, my telephone began ringing and it was my sister. And she or he was simply screaming into the telephone.” 

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Jenna Fischer’s sister Emily on studying Cece Halpert’s title

In prepping for the podcast, Fischer reached out to her sister Emily and requested her to ship over a voice recording of her response to the Cece reveal. Here is what she needed to say.

“So I can keep in mind again after we had been watching the episode the place Pam and Jim have their child. I keep in mind pondering forward of time like, ‘Oh, I ponder what they are going to title the infant.’ And I wished to ask Jenna, however we had an settlement ever because the present began that she would by no means give me any spoilers, as a result of I wished to seek out out when everyone else did what was going to occur on the present,” Emily mentioned. “And in order that was type of like our — I should not say unstated rule — however that was type of the settlement that we had from the day that the present began.”

Emily defined that since she was a sleep-deprived new mother, it took just a few seconds for the Halpert child title to register together with her, however as soon as it did, she was overjoyed.

“At the moment we had been watching The Workplace and I used to be like so excited in anticipation. I am like, ‘Oh, I ponder what it should be.’ After which abruptly, Jim walked out and he was like, ‘Cecelia Marie Halpert.’ And I used to be like, ‘Aww!’ And I used to be like, ‘Oh my God! Oh my gosh! That is our daughter’s title! Oh my gosh! Did they title the infant after our Cecilia Marie?’ And I acquired so excited to name my sister immediately. And I used to be like, ‘Wait a second!’ And she or he simply began laughing, and he or she was like, ‘Yeah, is that OK that we did that?’” Emily recalled.


And I used to be like, ‘Oh my God! Oh my gosh! That is our daughter’s title! Oh my gosh! Did they title the infant after our Cecilia Marie?’

“And naturally, I used to be like crying. And I used to be like, ‘Oh, my gosh, that is so cool.’ And so after that episode aired all of the articles and all the pieces got here out about how they’d named the Cece on the present after my Cece. And we saved all these articles. We put them in my daughter’s child ebook,” she shared. “And I nonetheless keep in mind for fairly a while after that, individuals had been like, ‘Oh, do you watch that present The Workplace? Did you title your child after Pam and Jim’s child?’ And I all the time loved setting individuals straight. I used to be like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, no. I am sorry. See, Pam and Jim’s child was named after my child.’ In order that was all the time actually enjoyable to do after the [episode] aired.”

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The true-life Cecelia Marie has much more Workplace connections

For the remainder of time, the real-life Cecelia Marie and The Workplace will probably be linked. And never simply because JAM’s child was named after her.

“So my niece, Cece, she is the age that Cece Halpert could be. And every time we exit collectively and I am calling her Cece and folks see us collectively, it like is an actual thoughts bender for them,” Fischer defined. “I did not take into consideration that half.”

Fischer additionally defined that the infant photograph on Pam’s desk for the rest of the sequence is a child photograph of her niece Cece.

“That’s so candy,” Kinsey mentioned.

“It is like a extremely particular factor in our household,” Fischer replied. “However here is one other factor that is humorous. Cece’s dad’s title in actual life is Dwight. And her grandpa’s title is Jim.”

“That is craziness,” Kinsey laughed.

“So we have actually created one thing there for that household,” Fischer mentioned. “So. Yeah.” 

You should definitely take a look at the total podcast episode to listen to extra behind-the-scenes tales about filming the episode, “The Supply, Half 2.”

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Originally posted 2022-06-06 10:00:00.


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