Ellen DeGeneres boasts about predicting Paris Hilton’s baby’s name

Ellen DeGeneres wants Paris Hilton to gift her a hotel after she successfully guessed her baby boy’s name.

The embattled TV host, 65, boasted about identifying the name Phoenix during a segment on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in January 2022.

“I named @ParisHilton’s baby! What do I win?!?! A hotel?!?!” she captioned a clip of her interview with Hilton, which she reposted on Instagram Wednesday.

The “Simple Life” alum, 42, showed some love to DeGeneres by reposting the video on her respective Instagram Story with a blue heart emoji.

In the throwback clip, DeGeneres asked the hotel heiress if she would name her future son after a “city or country”.

Ellen DeGeneres successfully guessed Paris Hilton’s baby’s name.
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Paris Hilton on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show
“Phoenix?” she guessed.
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Though Hilton said that was her intention, she admitted that she would not disclose it because “I’m scared someone will steal the name,” adding, “no one I know” has the moniker.

“Argentina?” the host guessed, to which Hilton replied, “Not telling you.”

The comedian then said, “Alright. We’re going to take a break then. I’ll guess it. I will … Phoenix?”

Ellen DeGeneres in a green suit.
The TV personality posted the original clip from January 2022 on Instagram Wednesday.
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The socialite recently welcomed her first child with husband Carter Reum via surrogate and revealed his moniker earlier this week.

“My beautiful baby boy’s name is Phoenix Barron Hilton Reum,” she said on her “This Is Paris” podcast Wednesday. “And Carter and I are so proud to welcome him into the world.”

Hilton noted that the name stands for “hope, rebirth and transformation” and said it paired well with her future daughter’s name: London.

Photo of Paris HIlton and Carter Reum looking into each other's eyes.
Hilton and her husband, Carter Reum, welcomed baby Phoenix via surrogate.

“I’ve been planning my children’s names for years and years,” she shared, explaining that she chose his middle name in honor of her late grandfather, Barron Hilton.

“He was always my mentor, and I looked up to my grandfather so much, and we were so close, and I miss him every day, so I really wanted to honor him by having his name in my first son’s name,” she said.

Photo of Paris HIlton and Carter Reum standing in front of a doorway.
The arrival of their baby comes less than two years after the pair tied the knot.

The former reality star first revealed the heartwarming news when she shared a snap of little Phoenix’s hand on Jan. 25.

“You are already loved beyond words 💙,” she wrote at the time.

Hilton began dating Reum in late 2019.

The entrepreneur proposed to the “Stars Are Blind” singer in February 2021 and they tied the knot nine months later.