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05/11/2013 05:30 GMT | Updated 05/11/2013 16:34 GMT

Simon Cowell Reveals He Wants To Call His Baby Son Simon (What A Surprise)

No prizes for guessing what Simon Cowell wants to call his baby son.

The music mogul's preferred choice of name for his first child is… wait for it… Simon.

Simon Sr told ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour on 'Extra': "My number one choice is Simon because I like the name."

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Simon Cowell

He added that his second choice for the tot is Eric after his late father, who died in 1999.

"His birthday is going to be very close to my dad’s birthday," he said, adding Eric would be 'proud and amazed' if he were still alive.

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Simon with pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman

Simon's girlfriend Lauren Silverman, is thought to be around five months pregnant, and the 'X Factor' boss added that he is hoping to raise the child in the same way in which he was brought up.

"Be cool about it, and don’t worry about things too much… the way my brother and I were brought up, it was kind of relaxed. There were no self-help books," he said.

Next year looks set to be a busy one for Simon, as not only will he become a father, but he's also rumoured to be returning to the UK 'X Factor', following the departure of Gary Barlow.

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