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Liam Payne Told The Story Behind His Baby's Name And It's Unbelievably Cute

Little growly Bear.

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When Liam Payne and his girlfriend Cheryl welcomed their baby boy into the world back in March, the name they chose for him sparked a lot of conversation.

Liam revealed that they'd named their son Bear Grey Payne because Cheryl wanted to give him a memorable moniker.

During a radio interview, Liam explained:

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. To be honest at first I wasn't having it. I didn't understand it and I wasn't sure. Now I look at him and he's Bear. It's mad.

But Liam has now revealed where the initial inspiration for the name came from.

He said:

When he was born, the midwives said that if they [babies] don't have a good cry, they get fluid on their lungs and it can be quite serious. He was going: "Errrr, grrrr" when he was sleeping.

Liam explained:

I had specialists running in and out. My missus was asleep. He was being checked over and they weren't quite sure, and they kept getting someone else in. In the end we had ten doctors in the room.


Liam said:

In the end, the guy was like: "Dude, I'm not being funny, there's nothing wrong with him. He just likes to make a lot of noise." And that's carried on ever since – and so he's Bear.