“The Handmaid’s Tale” actor told host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that some people were “very confused” about her daughter’s name, but that the couple ultimately decided on George the way many parents choose names.
“I just really like the name. I just think it’s really cute,” Wiley said.
The actor joked that she wished she “had some really in-depth story to tell people about George,” but that it merely came down to preference.
“I tried to do some research. I found out in the 1800s it was a girl’s name, but people don’t believe me when I say that,” the Emmy winner added. She later pointed out that George was a female character in the Nancy Drew mystery novels ― though she admitted she hadn’t read the books herself.