Toyota Jan is Pregnant, and We Have Baby Name Suggestions
We've got more baby name suggestions based on Laurel Coppock's previous roles.
So, the not-so-secret secret is out: Laurel Coppock, who is to Toyota what Flo is to Progressive Insurance, is transferring her real-life pregnancy to her on-screen character, Jan. Since Jan has been blessed with a baby bump, we have received a lot of reader mail asking what Jan will name her new all-new Toyota baby. Recent Toyota commercials have bounced around the names ‘Camry’ and ‘Sienna’, but we thought that both Jan and Laurel could use a few more suggestions based on Laurel’s previous roles.
The Toyota commercials aren’t the first place we’ve seen Laurel Coppock behind a receptionist’s desk. As Jan contemplates ‘Camry’ and ‘Sienna’, we can’t help but think that her character, ‘Stephanie’ may be thinking along the same lines. Stephanie was a receptionist at the Sabre printer company that put up with Dwight Schrute in the 2012 episode of ‘The Office’, Trivia.
And who could forget Laurel Coppock as the plucky stenographer at Lucille Bluth’s restaurant trial in Arrested Development? Most people. But we remembered Coppock’s character, ‘Maggie’, dutifully typing away at the bar while Liza Minnelli and Jessica Walter went toe-to-toe. The other sensible option for this role-based baby name would be BobLoblaw’sLawBlog, but imagine that poor kid trying to write her name in kindergarten.
Laurel starred in a little-known YouTube short, with her feisty campaign against bagels. Her choice is clearly croissants in this hilarious take on political ads. ‘Croissant’ may sound a bit off, but we’re going to go ahead and point to the name ‘Camry’ as Exhibit ‘A’, here.
Maybe Laurel will take some of our suggestions, but Toyota Jan is pregnant, too, and has quite a bite of say in the matter. In Jan’s alternate Toy0ta-centered universe, she’s definitely sticking with either ‘Camry’ or ‘Sienna’:
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- Rain BlankenManaging Editor
Rain Blanken is an author who specializes in covering art, travel and the automotive industry. With three kids and a lot of road trips ahead of her, she is always excited to review the latest models and to check out classic car shows. Rain has written for The New York Times, Barnes & Noble and Running Press. She currently lives in the land of cornfields and airfields; Dayton, Ohio. See more articles by Rain.