'I want my name back,' Schmidt declares to Winston

By Breanne L. Heldman
March 29, 2017 at 08:53 AM EDT
Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

It’s only taken six seasons, but the greatest mystery in the history of New Girl has finally been revealed: Schmidt’s first name.

And it is… drumroll, please…


No, seriously. It’s Winston Schmidt. Well, Winston Saint-Marie Schmidt, to be exact.

“The time has come for me to launch my own brand,” Schmidt (Max Greenfield) declares to (the other) Winston (Lamorne Morris). “This brand will be my legacy, and this is where you come in: I’m going to start using my first name again.”

“When I was born, my parents gave me a name,” he continues. “It is the name that I was called for most of my life… and I want my name back.”

And now we know. Still, a Schmidt of any other name… would still probably need to pop a dollar in the douchebag jar.

The season 6 finale of New Girl airs Tuesday, April 4 at 8 p.m. on Fox.

Episode Recaps


New Girl

Zooey Deschanel plays lovable Jess, who is plodding through life with a good group of friends.

  • TV Show
  • 5
  • TV-14
  • In Season
  • Fox
stream service