Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole Gave Their Baby a Sweet, Animal-Inspired Name


Liam Payne
and Cheryl Cole have welcomed a cub to the family.

The couple has settled on the name Bear for their firstborn, ET has confirmed. The One Direction singer previously referenced the adorable name while responding to a sweet note from British adventurer Bear Grylls on Twitter.

"Great choice!" the Man Vs. Wild star wrote, referencing the name. "Love & blessings to you guys as you start on the greatest adventure."

Payne replied, "Thanks man. Hope he grows with an ounce your courage! You're a boss."

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The couple welcomed their first child on March 22, with both parents sharing the happy news on Instagram.

"My close friends and family know there are very few times when I'm left speechless... wow!" Payne wrote alongside a photo of himself holding the newborn. "I'm incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it's a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far."

At the time, Payne and Cole had yet to settle on a name for their new bundle of joy.

"I'm completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she's really made my dreams come true," he wrote. "We haven't named him yet but he's already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed."

In her post, Cole said that the little one had arrived weighing 7 lbs 9 oz and was "already stealing hearts."

"We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival," she gushed.

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