Confirmed! Liam Payne and Cheryl Name Their Son Bear

The first-time dad has confirmed via Twitter that he and Cheryl use the unusual moniker for their newborn son.

AceShowbiz - %cLiam Payne% has confirmed that he and girlfriend %cCheryl Cole% have named their newborn son Bear. The 23-year-old new dad revealed during a surprising Twitter exchange on Tuesday, May 2 that he and Cheryl did use the unusual moniker for their baby boy.

Liam subtly revealed the news when he responded to a tweet by %cBear Grylls% who praised the couple on their choice of name. "Great choice! Love & blessings to you guys as you start on the greatest adventure... @CherylOfficial @LiamPayne," the TV personality wrote, crediting a link to a Daily Mail news about the baby's name.

Replying the tweet, the %cOne Direction% member wrote, "Thanks man hope he grows with a ounce of your courage! Your a boss."

As previously reported, a pal of the couple said they finally settled on the name just a few days ago. "Liam and Cheryl couldn't decide on a name for ages and kept toing and froing between options," the pal said. "But they both loved Bear and settled on it a few days ago. Despite the sleepless nights, the couple are completely smitten with little Bear."

Liam and Cheryl, who began dating early last year, welcomed their first child on March 22 at the exclusive Portland Hospital in central London. But the news was confirmed a few days later, when the couple both posted on Instagram the same polaroid photo of Liam holding the baby boy.

"Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing in at 7lbs 9oz and looking like a dream," the 33-year-old singer announced. "Although he doesn't have a name he is already stealing hearts. We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival."

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