Erica was named after her biological mother, Erica, although both Erica and Joey appeared not to fully register Chandler and Monica's reasons for choosing that name for her: When Monica and Chandler tell Erica that they are naming their daughter after her she responds "Oh My God! That's just like my name!". When Joey learns her name, he says "Hey, that pregnant girl's name was Erica." Chandler responds "It's a shame you two did not spend much time together!"
- According to Monica, she originally wanted to name her daughter Emma, but she ended up letting Rachel have the name two years prior to becoming a mother herself when Rachel had trouble finding a name for her daughter on her own.
- Erica was named after her biological mother, Erica, similarly to another adoptee character, Phoebe, both characters were born with twins.
- Erica would be 11-12 in 2016.