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Mindy Kaling Won't Reveal Baby's Dad, but at Least She Revealed Her Baby's Nickname

Mindy Kaling has been pretty mum (heh) on the subject of single motherhood, but we’re getting the clear feeling from the few things she has shared that she is simply rocking life with baby. Her daughter, Katherine, was born in December, and in case you were wondering, Kaling still declines to reveal the paternity of her baby. Best kept secret ever?

Kaling has also been winning with great roles lately in A Wrinkle in Time and Ocean’s Eight. But it’s obvious her heart is all Katherine, whose nickname Kaling confirmed on her Instagram Stories this weekend — along with a homemade recipe for banana-date peanut butter. 

Luckily for us, the Daily Mail compiled some of Kaling’s Stories in this sweet YouTube vid, which includes a Sunday post confirming her daughter’s nickname: "Kit will LOVE this!" (Kaling also shared her daughter’s nickname in an interview with Self back in May.)

Kaling is grooving on making Kit’s food: "I know that there are so many prepared, organic baby foods out there that you can buy, but because I work, I like making them on the weekends because it makes me feel like I’m part of my daughter’s life," Kaling said in her Stories:

Kaling told Today that she went with Katherine for a first name because you can’t go wrong with a Katherine or Katie. "I always liked the name. I have a lot of great Katherine and Katies in my life," she said.

Kaling mostly keeps Kit info to herself. “People say, ‘Did you even have a baby?’" she told Today. “I’m keeping her under wraps for now. I would kill someone who said anything [cruel] about her… I’m such a worrier — I can’t do that. I’m far too fragile. [Someday] she’ll be big enough and people will see her. Am I even doing the right thing? Maybe she’ll be mad at me later on but I’ll deal with it then.” 

She did share on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that Fallon had sent a gift basket with a very special outfit inside: old-fashioned pinstriped pj’s. "She looks like Hugh Hefner," Kaling quipped, provoking giggles from Fallon. Oh, how we hope we get to see that pic someday. In the meantime, enjoy this excellent interview between Kaling and Fallon.

We’re still hoping Kit’s papa is B. J. Novak. We can’t pretend otherwise. I mean, come on.

Even Kit is probably wondering if it’s Novak. Just saying.

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