Kristen Bell's daughter's name has an unfortunate Covid link: 'It's a big bummer'

Kristen Bell admitted it's a "big bummer" that her daughter is named Delta.

The 41-year-old actress has started to regret her choice of name for her six-year-old child because it is shared with the current strain of coronavirus which has been spreading rapidly around the world, but she's hoping the situation will change soon.

Her 'We Are Supported By...'' podcast co-host Monica Padman asked: "Can I ask you a real talk question — how do you feel about Delta’s name being Delta right now?"

Kristen - who also has Lincoln, eight, with husband Dax Shepard - replied: "It’s a big, big bummer. But I’m really hoping that the delta variant won’t be as strong as the original COVID and people will still say corona."

Fortunately, Delta is still too young to realise any negative connotations her name has at the moment and just gets excited when she hears it mentioned on the news.

Kristen added: "She’s six so she’s impressed every time she sees a Delta Airlines ad or anything.

"She’s like 'Oh my gosh, my name!' So every time she hears anyone talk about the variant, she’s like ‘My name!’ So she’s still excited about it."

Earlier this year, Kristen admitted parenting her kids during the global health crisis had been "very hard" because there was so much to juggle.

She said: "Balancing work and parenting and online learning during the pandemic, and especially supporting mental health, it was really hard."

The Frozen star admitted therapy has been a huge help over recent months.

She said: "Therapy's been big for us during the pandemic. We both rely on it, my husband and I, for personal growth and ultimately to bring what we learn individually into the relationship."

Kristen revealed that she's explained to her children what coronavirus is and reminded them that they are more fortunate than others who are suffering as a result of the pandemic.

She said: "We're always honest with our kids, and sometimes it's been really hard.

"We explained that COVID was and why it exists and we told them everything really early on and we just reminded them that we're luckier than most people and we have to do what we can to help others during this time."

- Bang! Showbiz