L.A. Parents Name Their Child 'Tesla'

7:00 AM PST 09/12/2013 by Merle Ginsberg & Gary Baum
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A rep for the car company that makes the stylish Hollywood favorite says "she may be the first."

This story first appeared in the Sept. 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. 

We've heard of kids named Porsche and Mercedes, but this is a new one: Parents' ears perked up recently at Palisades Recreation Center in Pacific Palisades when a mother of a 2-year-old called out, "Tesla!"

Only on the Westside, as they say.

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A spokesperson for the car company -- whose stylish electric vehicles are driven by Participant Media CEO Jim Berk, Morgan Freeman and Laurence Fishburne -- says, "She might be the first!"

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