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Steve Martin talks baby girl 'Conquistador' on 'Late Show'

April 24, 2013|By Nardine Saad
  • Singer/songwriter Edie Brickell, left, and comedian/musician Steve Martin join host David Letterman after performing a song from their recently released album, "Love Has Come for You."
Singer/songwriter Edie Brickell, left, and comedian/musician Steve… (John Paul Filo / Associated…)

Steve Martin welcomed his baby girl in December to very little fanfare, then news broke months later that he and wife Anne Stringfield were parents.

Martin, 67, had swung by "The Late Show With David Letterman" on Tuesday to promote his new album, "Love Has Come for You," when Letterman asked him to open up about his baby girl.

The first-time dad even brought a baby monitor to the set to keep an ear on the baby back at the hotel. Let's just say things weren't going very smoothly in the hotel room. Check it out in the video below.

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"It's going great, first of all, because I have a wonderful wife and mother," Martin said. "I'm paying her a compliment -- everything is funny when I try to be serious, but I guess that's good. It's the nature of my business!"

As for the name...

"Thought about the name quite a bit. CONQUISTADOR! What do you think?" he joked. "I didn't want to go with one of those Hollywood, you know how they come up with the weird names. Conquistador says ... it's a statement."

And in case you're wondering how it's pronounced, the new dad says it's "Con-KWEE-stuh-dor."

"Conquistador" is the first child for actor/writer/comic/banjo player and Stringfield, 41, a former staff member at the New Yorker. The couple were married in a surprise ceremony in 2007.

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The banjo player collaborated with Edie Brickell, wife of Paul Simon, on "Love Has Come for You," which was released Tuesday. The pair also performed on the show and will be touring together over the summer.

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