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The Internet Reacts Hilariously To Simon Cowell’s Baby Being Called Eric

Welcome into the world, Eric Owl.

1. It’s the day we thought we’d never see - Simon Cowell has become a father.

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2. He made the announcement on Twitter, but fans were of course quick to joke about the birth.

5. This scary hairy baby picture from Parentdish did the rounds a lot.

6. Even Alan Sugar and Sinitta got in on the action.

According the Sun @SimonCowell has a baby boy Eric. Simon isnow out searching for high waisted nappies

— Lord_Sugar (@Lord Sugar)

Is ThisThePic?

— sinittaofficial (@Sinitta 19)

8. While others couldn’t help but joke about Simon’s hairy chest.

Breaking News: Simon Cowell's baby has just got his first hair on his chest.

— stephenhallatt (@Steve)

9. But there were other ways of joking about the birth.

Simon Cowell has had a baby boy!!!

— Unnamedinsider (@Unnamed Insider)

Congratulations to my Simon Cowell and Lauren on the birth of their son Eric, great news!

— WalliamsUK (@David Walliams News)

11. Particularly when it came to Cowell’s trademark high-waisted trousers.

Congratulations Simon Cowell!

— Confused_com (@Confused.com)

12. But it was mainly the name which seemed to tickle most people.

TV talent show idea. Simon Cowell holds nationwide auditions to find a nanny for his new baby son. Name of the show? Eric Idol.

— HylandIan (@Ian Hyland)

Huge congratulations to @SimonCowell and Lauren Silverman on the birth of their son. They have named him David Sinitta Louis-Walsh Cowell.

— davidwalliams (@David Walliams)

14. Some even struggled to quite believe it.

SIMON COWELL HAS NAMED HIS SON ERIC?!?!?! what the hell!!!

— Lauren102030 (@Laurennnnnnnx)

Simon Cowell has called his son 'Eric'. A baby called fucking Eric. A BABY IS CALLED ERIC HAHAHAHAHAHA.

— pipthunder (@Pip Thunder)

Simon Cowell has named his son Eric - did his girlfriend give birth to a middle-aged man?

— MrShaneReaction (@SHANE REACTION)

Simon Cowell has called the baby 'Eric'? 'Eric' is a 50 year old plumber, not a baby

— kerryellenn (@kerry)

18. While some other observations were made.

Simon Cowell must be a huge Little Mermaid fan.

— lozwinter (@Lauren Winter)

Name will sound like Eric Owl RR "@Independent: Simon Cowell welcomes baby boy Eric on Valentine's Day http://t.co/wUweKGfrDY"

— ianskenny (@Dr Ian Kenny)

I had no idea Simon Cowell was so fond of owls that he decided to name his son after one. #EricOwl

— TheVintageYear (@TheInvisibleWoman)

21. But it wasn’t all bad.

Simon cowell named his new born son after his late father, aw that's well cute

— sumzxox (@sum sum sumo)

Aw Simon Cowell has called his baby Eric.. #propername

— BeccaCath94 (@Rebecca)

Simon Cowell's little boy is called Eric lol #cute

— Julz_2000 (@Julia Hawkins ☮)

24. But still expect to see this picture a lot.

Simon Cowell's baby

— Lew_Scotty (@Scotty)

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