L.A. Parents Name Their Child 'Tesla'

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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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