Monday 21 October 2019

Cowell to name baby after Dad?

Simon Cowell reportedly wants to name his baby after his late father
Simon Cowell reportedly wants to name his baby after his late father

Simon Cowell is reportedly planning to name his new baby Eric or Erica, in a tribute to his late father.

The TV mogul, who is expecting his first child with New York socialite Lauren Silverman, wants to honour his dad, who died of a heart attack in 1999.

A source told The Daily Star: "If it's a boy, Simon wants to call him Eric and if it's a girl, Erica. His dad meant the world to him and Simon feels the name would be a fitting tribute."

The insider said that Lauren has not decided on a name yet, but is taking Simon's input "very seriously."

They added: "Lauren likes it as it's unusual in America, and quite stylish too. She also feels Erica's a cool name for a girl."

Simon - who has reunited with Lauren in St Tropez for the first time since the reports - has revealed his father, who worked as a record label executive, got him on the road to showbusiness after helping him land a job in the EMI postroom.

"My dad was a brilliant mentor," the 53-year-old has said.

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