In 1999, I had the honor to direct Matt Groening's Christmas special "Olive, the Other Reindeer". It was based on the book by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh, who based the character Olive on their dog of the same name.
Last Wednesday, Drew Barrymore, who voiced the title character, gave birth to a girl and named her Olive! I, for one, think this is very cool. As the Christmas special was concerned, Olive was Drew. The charm in her voice brought so much character to that bizarre-looking little dog.
A few years after making the special, I saw Drew at the Dresden in Hollywood. I said, "Hey Olive!" and her face lit up. She clearly loves this character.
Congrats Drew! And Happy birthday, Olive!