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Liam Payne Reveals Why He And Cheryl Named Their Baby Bear

He also let us in on Bear's middle name and his nickname.

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Some people loved it.

@LiamPayne I love the name Bear!💜 it's adorable

Others weren't so sure.

Well, Liam has now revealed the ~story~ behind the name, explaining that it wasn't exactly his first choice of moniker.

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Speaking at a fan Q&A in the US, Liam revealed that it was actually Cheryl who wanted to give their baby an unusual name.

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He said:

I'm into more traditional names. The Mrs...she's more into unique, original names that people will remember. 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?

And at the same event, a fan revealed that Liam's given Bear a cute nickname: Cub.

He said his proudest moment was bear and said at first he called him cub a lot

And at a different fan event, it was claimed that Liam revealed Bear's middle name is Grey.

@Zalfie_Momentsx He just talked about letting Cheryl name him and that when he looks at him now "he's definitely Be… https://t.co/8V0NNw5hhi

Liam elaborated on the meaning behind the name Bear during an appearance on Total Access radio – describing his debates with Cheryl as an "internal battle."

FRIDAY 7PM: @LiamPayne chats about #StripThatDown on @TotalAccessShow. He also explains how he wanted a more 'tradi… https://t.co/bEDXAyxEaj

Liam said:

It was an internal battle. I wanted a more traditional name and she wanted a name that was more unusual. The reason she chose Bear was because Bear is a name that when you leave a room you won't forget. And I like that. You know what? Now he is Bear. When I look at him, he's just Bear. At first I wasn't 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.

He said:

We're always FaceTiming, and the other day he smiled at me for the first time. It was so special. I just want to spend every moment with him. But she [Cheryl] is so great. So does everything on her own. She's been amazing.

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