Liam Payne 'struggled' with Cheryl naming their son Bear

NewsSo this is what Liam Payne and Cheryl's son Bear Payne looks like

Liam Payne has said he had an "internal struggle" over Cheryl's choice of the name Bear for their baby son.

The former One Direction singer and his 33-year-old girlfriend welcomed their first child into the world nearly two months ago, and Liam has now revealed he let Cheryl have the final say on what name to bestow on their tot, as "she's the one who did all the work" in bringing the child into the world.

It's also said Liam and Cheryl chose a flawless middle name to go with Bear: Grey!

And he's now revealed the reason why she chose the unusual (but super cute) name.

"And I like that", the proud papa quipped.

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"And I like that", the singer added.

"You know what? Now he is Bear".

Liam explained: "At first I wasn't really having it".

According to The Mirror, one fan was bold enough to ask who Liam thought would win dad of the year: him, or fellow One Direction member Louis Tomlinson (who became a father last year). I was like, 'I'm not really sure.

And if you think that's cute, just remember that Liam, 23, and 34-year-old Cheryl's nickname for him is "Cub".

Tweeting TV star Bear Grylls to confirm the reports, Liam later shared that his son, who was born in March, also goes by the sweet nickname "Cub", however, the star has now admitted that he wanted more of a "traditional" name for his first child.

The "Slide" hitmaker said: "I just came from a video shoot with my boy Liam from One Direction".

His solo career hasn't really started yet but Cheryl is holds the record for the most United Kingdom number one singles by a female artist, meaning she's definitely a force to be reckoned with.

Meanwhile, Liam's debut solo single, Strip That Down, is set to release on May 19.

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