08/03/2011 17:24 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Don't They Make A Lovely Family? Jamie Oliver's Son Buddy Bear Maurice Leaves Hospital

Jamie Oliver had made no secret of his desire for a son - the one missing ingredient in his recipe for the perfect family.

The couple already have three daughters, living in what Jamie has referred to as a 'totally oestrogen-filled house'.

And now they have a son. Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver (a future Buddy Oli?), arrived on Wednesday evening in what mother Jools described as a 'hard and fast labour', which lasted two and a half hours.

The grinning couple left Portland Hospital, Central London last night, with oldest sister Poppy Honey, eight, holding her new brother Buddy Bear wrapped up in a star blanket, and Daisy Boo, seven, holding 18-month-old Petal Blossom Rainbow.

Jamie joked: 'It's wonderful. I didn't think I had it in me'

When asked what inspired the name Jamie, 35, pointed to his wife.

Shrugging her shoulders his wife, also 35, said: 'I just like the name Buddy, I thought it was sweet.'

The Maurice is in honour of her father, who died in 1997 after a stroke.

Oliver said: 'I never thought for a moment I would have a boy. All you can ever dream of is having a healthy child and that's the best thing in the world.

'In a way it would have been easier to have had a girl. We're not prepared for a boy – there's no blue in the house.'

Ecstatic Jamie announced Buddy Bear's arrival on his Twitter page immediately after the birth.

While we're delighted for Jamie and his family, do you think he's over-egged his desire for a boy or do you think most men would want a son?