Girls Series Finale Lena Dunham Hannah Baby Grover

We Got an Answer to the Girls Finale Question No One Was Asking

Sunday’s Girls finale tied up some key loose ends concerning Hannah and her new miniature male sidekick. But we did have one crucial question regarding her newborn son that the farewell didn’t answer: What’s little Grover’s middle name?

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OK, so maybe it’s not “crucial,” in any sense of the word. But it was bugging us, so we reached out to star/creator Lena Dunham (via HBO) to see if such an answer even exists. And we quickly learned that it does. Even though she chose not to reveal it on screen, Dunham did indeed christen Grover with a middle name, and she tells TVLine exclusively that it is… (we feel the need to insert a spoiler warning here but it’s not really a spoiler but we’re going to include one anyway just to build some suspense into the proceedings so SPOILER ALERT).

It’s Theo. The kid’s middle name is Theo.

Sadly, Dunham didn’t shed any light on why she chose Theo. We know “Grover” hails from the baby’s father Paul-Louis, who told Hannah he was fond of the moniker. But we’re at a loss to explain Theo. A cursory Google search yielded no characters on Girls named Theo, so it’s not a tribute to anyone we’ve met.

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Is Hannah a big fan of our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt? Does she revere the works of acclaimed novelist Theodore Dreiser? (This is pretty likely, actually.) Or is she just nursing a crush on The Cosby Show-era Malcom-Jamal Warner? We may never know. And we’re cool with that. We’re just happy to put this nagging issue behind us.

So, without further adieu, please join us in formally welcoming Grover Theo Horvath to the world.

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18 Comments
  1. Annie Sisk says:

    Ha! I didn’t even watch this show ever, but I do love me some little-old-man babies. That baby is awesome.

  2. Pedro says:

    Incredible that a White woman and a Pakistani man somehow managed to have a Black baby.

    Girls. Racially tone-deaf to the end.

    • modwildtv says:

      I was sure THAT was the question no one was asking. Ah well.

    • Ray says:

      Yeah, I was certain this question had something to do with the race/ethnicity of the baby they cast to play Grover. Who cares what his middle name is? It has no relevance whatsoever…how is it “crucial?”

    • linda Mc says:

      have you ever seen a pakistani baby? No, or you’d know they can look ‘black’ — as you call it. The baby looks just like my sons. I’m Pakistani and my husband is white. Racially tone deaf to the end.

      • Pedro says:

        Your babies have African-American features?

        • A fan of TV says:

          I literally cannot. She just straight up told you she had non-black sons who look like that baby and you throw some racism at her? GTFO.

          • Pedro says:

            Or so she says. I’m not throwing racism at her. I’m just baffled at the racism from the show. They needed a half-Pakistani baby and just cast a Black baby, because, who cares, all POC are the same to them. Lena Duham hasn’t changed her ways, I guess.

        • E. D. Boddy says:

          “African-American” features? Are African-Americans genetically different from African Africans?

          • Pedro says:

            Of course they are. They were raped constantly during Slavery, leading to a lot of miscegenation.

    • Jay says:

      I know! I found it so distracting. The baby’s darker than the father and he’s a newborn! I have a bunch of family with a similar ethnic mix so I guess I noticed it more than others

  3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan says:

    God bless that fictitious baby!

  4. David H says:

    I thought this mystery would be why anyone would watch this crap in the first place.

  5. No no no says:

    Could you imagine an actual person as awful as her raising a child? That baby is fictional, but I still feel sorry for him. Poor kid.

  6. Hanah’s baby was not black…in the story line Jean Louis was supposed to be Bolivian, hence the skin color of Grover. I am Venezuelan and Grover looked just like me as a baby I swear.

  7. Subconsciously, Hannah is projecting a van Gogh future scenario, where Vincent’s brother Theo was thrust into the situation of supporting his mentally ill brother, just as baby Theo will one day be required to take care of his bat-XXXX crazy mother.