Explaining his baby's name, the 'When You're Gone' singer says, 'Rosylea is cockney rhyming slang in London for 'cup of tea' and the name Lula comes from Gene Vincent's song 'Be-Bop-A-Lula'.'
Bryan Adams is a father again. The rocker and his partner Alicia Grimaldi have welcomed their second child, a baby girl, whom they name Lula Rosylea. "My second daughter Lula Rosylea arrived at tea time this week," he wrote on his Facebook page Thursday, February 14.
He then explained the unusual name for the baby girl, "The name Lula comes from Gene Vincent's 1958 song 'Be-Bop-A-Lula' and Rosylea is a play on the expression 'a rosie lee' which is cockney rhyming slang in London for 'a cup of tea' and pronounced the same." The proud father added, "She was born in London and...she's my cup of tea."
Rosylea joins big sister Mirabella Bunny, who was born April 22, 2011. They also call their first daughter after the time she was born, which was around Easter. "She arrived like all good Easter bunnies on Easter Friday," Adams said at the time.
Adams and Grimaldi met in 2004 when she helped the 53-year-old Canadian rocker establish his charity foundation to support vulnerable people. She is now a trustee and co-founder of his foundation.