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

Welcome into the world, Eric Owl.

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

Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome.

Simon Cowell@SimonCowell

Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome.

12:28 AM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages.

Simon Cowell@SimonCowell

Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages.

12:34 AM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Simon Cowell is a proud father

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

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

11:42 AM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.

Steve@stephenhallatt

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

11:45 AM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But there were other ways of joking about the birth.

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

David Walliams News@WalliamsUK

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

09:57 AM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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.

Ian Hyland@HylandIan

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

07:54 AM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

David Walliams@davidwalliams

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

12:02 AM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some even struggled to quite believe it.

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

Laurennnnnnnx@Lauren102030

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

11:53 AM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Pip Thunder@pipthunder

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

12:13 PM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

SHANE REACTION@MrShaneReaction

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

11:49 AM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

kerry@kerryellenn

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

11:37 AM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

While some other observations were made.

Simon Cowell must be a huge Little Mermaid fan.

Lauren Winter@lozwinter

Simon Cowell must be a huge Little Mermaid fan.

11:43 AM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Dr Ian Kenny@ianskenny

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

11:53 AM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

TheInvisibleWoman@TheVintageYear

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

12:29 PM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But it wasn't all bad.

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

sum sum sumo@sumzxox

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

11:31 AM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Rebecca@BeccaCath94

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

11:30 AM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Julia Hawkins ☮@Julz_2000

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

12:10 PM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But still expect to see this picture a lot.