Adam Sandler on Sadie's 'Rocky' Transition to Big Sisterhood

12/23/2008 at 01:00 PM ET

While readers — and his own mom! — might have had a mixed reaction to the decision by Adam Sandler to name his 7-week-old daughter Sunny Madeline, the reaction would have been far worse had baby girl turned out to be a boy! During a Thursday appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the 42-year-old actor joked that he and wife Jackie were prepared to name their son “Dip.” “My wife was cool [with it], just for comedy’s sake, to let me call him Dip,” he explained. “Just so in high school when he scored a touchdown, I could yell ‘Diiiiiiip!’ Or if he was in the supermarket, and he got away from me and was missing, I could go ‘Diiiip? Where are you Dip?'”

Asked by host Jay Leno whether he was present for the birth or instead in the hallway having a cigar, Adam quipped that he was instead enjoying the best of both worlds, “smoking in the delivery room.” He went on to reveal that Sunny was anything but upon her entry to the world! “She came out crying…So I said, ‘Here’s Sunny, with a chance of showers,” he said. Big sister Sadie Madison, 2 ½, remains unimpressed by the newest addition to the family. “It’s been a little rocky,” Adam admits. “She doesn’t understand why it happened.”

“I’ll find her staring at Sunny going, ‘We had it perfect? Why? Why’d you do this to me?’ I said, ‘I thought you wanted to have someone to play with.’ And she’s like, ‘She’s just kind of laying there, Dad, doing nothing. Like…how is that playing?’ I tell her, ‘It will happen.'”

Telling Jay that Sadie views Sunny as “an anchor,” Adam said that Sadie has even taken to booing mom and dad when they tend to the new baby. He went on to apologize to both girls and Jackie for using their private lives as a punchline. “I love you guys,” he said. “I love my kids more than anything in the whole world, but I’m a comedian…Daddy’s got to make a living!”

Source: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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Lis on

He is just so freaking funny! I love his stories! He has three lucky ladies in his life!

Melissa on

this is pretty funny!


He is so funny! I love him!!

Nikka on

I dont know why people dont like the baby’s name. It’s pretty !!

Ashley on

I don’t get what’s funny about Dip?

Maxine on

I think he is so damn funny, just says these crazy things off the cuff, I am sure his wonderful wife is use to it….she married him!….she knew what she was getting…….congrats to the Sandlers on the addition of Sunny, many blessings to all.

Sarita on

How funny that everyone finds him so funny, I don’t find him funny at all! 🙂

Cute how Sadie had trouble adjusting, my sister needed some time when I was born too.

Stephany on

He is hilarious! I love all these stories!

Molly on

Sadie looks like she’s sporting a mullet in that picture…girl needs a trim 😉