10/09/2014 06:29 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Emmerdale's Adam Thomas Shares Photo Of Newborn Baby

Instagram/Adam Thomas

Emmerdale star Adam Thomas's girlfriend Caroline Daly gave birth to a baby boy on Monday (September 8).

The 27-year-old actor, who plays Adam Barton in the soap, announced the news and revealed his son's name in a tweet at 10.46pm on September 8.

He then shared the photo above on Instagram showing him cradling his tiny son along with the caption: "Nobody said it would feel this good! #teddyjamesthomas #fathersson #myboy."

However, as the reality of the sleepless nights ahead of him dawned on the tired new dad, he tweeted:

Teddy shares a middle name with his uncle - Adam's older brother Ryan James Thomas, who plays Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street and has a five-year-old daughter Scarlett with his ex and former Corrie co-star Tina O'Brien. He tweeted: "I'm an uncle!!!! #TeddyJameThomas."

According to our Baby Names Finder Teddy means: prosperous protector, and James means replace.

Speaking to