Hey, @ChelseaClinton, I’m pretty sure you’re mom’s a Joni Mitchell fan, might know at least one of her songs. Something “Morning”?— Phyllis Kupferstein (@pkdof) September 8, 2022
The Washington Post in 2014 had reported
In her 2003 memoir, “Living History,” Hillary Clinton revealed the origin of her only child’s name. Chelsea Clinton has Judy Collins’s version of “Chelsea Morning” by Joni Mitchell to thank. The newly married Clintons were spending Christmas strolling through the Chelsea neighborhood in London when they heard that song. Bill then turned to Hillary and said, “If we ever have a daughter, we should name her Chelsea.” Talk about the stars aligning.
Evidently, Mrs. Clinton played along, which means either that she is very loyal to her daughter or the story in the 2003 memoir was a fable. Or maybe Jimmy Kimmel's "noise-cancelling headphones" are not quite as advertised.