Cheryl welcomed her first child, Bear, with boyfriend Liam Payne back in March.
But according to reports Cheryl is hoping marriage is the next step in their relationship.
After two failed marriages it’s been reported that the 33-year-old singer is “determined to do things right this time” and wants to wed the former One Direction star in an intimate ceremony.
A source told Reveal magazine: “Cheryl doesn’t want to go into 2018 without being married.
“It means so much to her.”
They went on to reveal that the former X Factor judge has even put a “countdown clock on their marriage”.
The source said: “Cheryl has put a countdown clock on their marriage and told Liam she doesn’t want want this to drag out.”
The couple welcomed their baby boy into the world in March and Liam has hinted that the tot is a “mini-version” of him.
Despite focusing on motherhood, according to the source Cheryl is getting impatient with waiting for Liam to get down on one knee.
The source said: “In Cheryl’s mind, she had always planned that the engagement and marriage would happen within six months of the baby being born.
“She’s had two failed marriages and is determined to do things right this time.”
Meanwhile singer Liam, 23, revealed their son’s middle name is ‘Grey’ while chatting to fans in Boston.
But the star admitted he wasn’t keen on the name choice at first.
Speaking to Total Access he said: “It was like an internal battle.
“I wanted a more traditional name and she wanted a name that was more unusual.
“And 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.”
He added: “At first I wasn’t really having it. I was like, ‘I’m not really sure. I don’t really understand’.
“Now I look at him and he’s Bear. You become your name as you get older anyway.”