Jane Krakowski: Bennett’s Already a People Person

08/19/2011 at 09:00 AM ET
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A monkey joins Jane Krakowski in her new Trop50 commercials, but that’s not the only cuddly set visitor she’s had.

Son Bennett Robert, 4 months, was a hit during his first trip to see Mom at work, Krakowski tells PEOPLE.

“He loved it,” the 30 Rock star, 42, says. “He had a great time meeting everybody — he’s a people person.”

Bennett, who arrived in April, got his name because the moniker was “always stuck” in Krakowski and Robert Godley‘s heads after a search.

“It’s an English name on my fiancé’s side,” she explains. “We went through all the names on both sides. He came out and he looked like a Bennett! It suited him.”

And it appears Bennett has inherited more than just his name: he’s also a redhead.

“[His hair] was quite strawberry blonde when he was born, but it’s gone more red now,” shares Krakowski. “Both of our moms have red hair so we think he got that recessive gene!”

Krakowski, who’s nominated for an outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series Emmy for her role as Jenna Maroney, is excited for the ceremony — and fitting into her dress.

“Good old-fashioned hard work is the way I’m getting rid of the baby weight,” she notes. “I’ve been spinning a lot and working out with a personal trainer. I’m excited to get into my Emmy dress!”

— Catherine Kast

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ClaireSamsmom on

I have always liked the name Bennett. Very strong and kind of old-fashioned, too.

ForeverMoore on

We are having our second boy in December and have had the hardest time coming up with another boy name…there just isn’t too many that we truly love enough…but I have my heart set on Bennett and hubby is coming around 😀 I think our boy will either be Bennet Arlow or Bennet Mitchell! We still aren’t sure about 1 or 2 T’s though!

ClaireSamsmom on

ForeverMoore, those names are adorable! I love the name Bennett, esp with the two tt’s. Another favorite of mine is Anderson. Our sons name is Samuel Joseph…we went way traditional on that one…I love it, though!

Someone You Know on

LOVE the name Bennett…classy and not trendy…well done! Plus you’re paying homage to one of the greatest vocalists of all time…Tony Bennett.

Cate on

As the Mom of a nearly 3 year old red headed Bennett, I love this story. So happy for them.

Amit on

I like that she sounds proud and happy to be a mom, and that she admits that it takes work to get her body back, so many celebs claim that the weight just magically went away, and that they didn’t spend hours at the gym

stephanie on

love the name! i never thought of that name when i was pregnant with my now 1 year old son.. the only name that popped into my head the whole 9 months was Jordan. so thats what he got. Jordan Michael. but i was thinking old fashioned for if it where a girl… Elizabeth Marie.