When was Cheryl and Liam Payne’s baby Bear born, why did they choose the name and does he have a nickname?


CHERYL and Liam Payne are settling into family life with their new baby, Bear.

The Sun exclusively revealed their tot was born on March 22 with both parents getting used to changing nappies and sleepless nights – here’s what we know about little Bear so far…

What did Cheryl and Liam call their baby?

Cheryl and Liam have decided to call their baby Bear, and the tot will also be taking his One Direction star dad’s surname, Payne.

They decided on the unusual name after spending a week getting to know the infant.

A source revealed: “Cheryl and Liam wanted to get to know their baby before deciding on a name.

“They spent over a week getting to know him first before deciding.”

The baby name became the subject of an April Fool’s prank, with Directioners making the name Lionel trend as the baby’s name.

Marie Claire also shared an article naming the tot as “Wayne ‘Window’ Payne”.

 Cheryl revealed her bump for the first time in a campaign for L'Oreal and The Prince's Trust

Cheryl revealed her bump for the first time in a campaign for L’Oreal and The Prince’s Trust

Why did Liam Payne and Cheryl call their baby Bear?

Liam Payne has revealed the real reason Cheryl chose to call their newborn son Bear.

He made the confession during a radio interview in the US and admitted he’d had an “internal battle” about the moniker.

Liam said: “The reason she chose bear in the end was because Bear is a name that when you leave a room you won’t forget. And I like that. When I look at him he is Bear.

“To be honest at first I wasn’t having it, I didn’t understand it and I wasn’t sure. Now I look at him and he is Bear. It’s mad.”

What is Bear’s nickname and middle name?

Liam has revealed his adorable nickname for baby Bear is Cub.

The One Direction star met fans in America for a Q&A, and immediately opened up on “making a human”.

One fan wrote: “He said his proudest moment was bear and said at first he called him cub a lot.”

According to a fan who the One Direction star met in Boston, Liam, 23, and Cheryl, 33, have decided to give their “cub” the middle name of Grey.

An excited Twitter user called Jackie posted: “LIAM TOLD US BEAR’S MIDDLE NAME! IT’S GREY! BEAR GREY PAYNE”

The fan also added that the name certainly suits their little one, tweeting: “He just talked about letting Cheryl name him and that when he looks at him now ‘he’s definitely Bear’ & that his middle name is Grey.’”

 The video was posted online by Cheryl's hairdresser

The video was posted online by Cheryl’s hairdresser

Has anyone glimpsed baby Bear?

Cheryl’s fans were convinced they had been given a new glimpse of her baby after the singer’s hairdresser Daya Ruci shared an adorable video of a newborn.

But fans have been divided over the identity of the infant in the video, with some suggesting the little one is too old to be Cheryl’s baby.

A hilarious picture of Cheryl and Liam holding their “newborn son” sent the internet wild – but it just turned out to be a tongue in cheek prank by reality star and namesake, Stephen Bear, congratulating the new parents on their choice of name.

It has also been revealed that the pair have already spent thousands of pounds kitting out their tot in designer gear.

However, Liam has recently revealed that despite him and Cheryl being millionaires they won’t spoil their son.

The former One Direction singer, who is worth around £54million, told Just Music: “We are very lucky and we will raise him to know we’ve worked hard to have these nice things.”

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