Liam Payne admits he wouldn’t have picked the name Bear for his son

The One Direction star reveals that Cheryl had the final say on their son's name

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Liam Payne has revealed that he and his girlfriend Cheryl had different opinions when it came to naming their baby son, Bear.

“I’m into more traditional names. The Mrs… she’s into more unique, original names that people will remember,” he said.

“It was her choice. I wasn’t going to fight her about it. She’s the one who’s done all the work, isn’t she?”

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Liam also told fans that his new son is like a “mini-me” but has Cheryl’s eyes.

The former One Direction star has been visiting the US to promote his upcoming single Strip That Down, which will be released on 19 May.

He finds it hard to leave Cheryl and their son behind in the UK, but keeps in touch.

“We’re always Facetiming,” he said. “And the other day he [Bear] smiled at me for the first time, it was so special.”

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“I just want to spend every moment with him, but she [Cheryl] is so great, she does everything on her own.

“She’s been amazing.”

He also revealed that Cheryl had encouraged him to return to the studio after Bear’s birth in March.

Liam recently caught up with his former bandmate Niall Horan.

Niall is delighted to see his friend so happy. “She’s a lovely girl, he’s a lovely guy and now they’ve got a baby and it’s great,” he said.

“She’s one of the most beautiful women in the country so he did well there as far as I’m concerned.”

Liam is the last member of One Direction to release a single – and is “mad excited” to release his upcoming single.

He reportedly collaborated with Ed Sheeran to write the track, which has been described as “something special”.

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