14/08/2014 16:39 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Simon Cowell And Lauren Silverman Welcome Baby Boy On Valentine's Day, And You'll Never Guess What They've Named Him

Simon Cowell and his partner Lauren Silverman became parents to a baby boy on Valentine's Day. The perfect gift for both parties, we're sure.


Simon missed the latest Britain's Got Talent auditions to fly over to New York by private jet to welcome his son into the world.

The little one, who arrived earlier than his 28 Febraury due date, was born at the Manhatten maternity ward where Beyonce also gave birth.

Simon was quick to tweet the baby's arrival and reveal its name. And despite previously joking that he wanted to name the newborn after himself (good one, Simon) he's taken a slightly more modest approach and named him after his late father, Eric.

In comparison to the quirky celebrity baby names out there (North West, Blue Ivy, anyone?), Eric is a pretty conventional choice. Is this the start of a crazy baby name backlash?

Congratulations to the proud new parents.

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