Liam Payne and Cheryl named their newborn after an animal

Former One Direction star Liam Payne welcomed his first child with UK pop star Cheryl Cole earlier on this year. Ever since the stars announced the birth of their son, fans have been dying to know his name!

The couple reportedly took some time out to get to know their son before deciding on a name.

After much thought, the couple have decided on the name 'Bear'.

A source close to the couple said "they didn’t have the name Bear before the birth, but they’d been thinking of a name since meeting him and they just felt it suited him."

"They love their little baby Bear Payne and are truly over the moon and loving being parents for the first time together."

The couple first met when a 14 year old Liam auditioned for The X Factor UK back in 2008 where Cheryl was a judge at the time. Who would have thought back then that the pair would be the happy family that they are today!

Source: Metro