On September 5, Perrie Edwards and boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gifted the world not only a beautiful picture of their newborn baby but the name they’ve chosen, also.
Sharing an adorable snap of their new arrival wrapped up in blankets and with a cute knitted hat on, Edwards wrote, “2 weeks of loving you. I’ve never felt love like this before! Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain.”
Although the “Sweet Melody” singer is yet to comment on the meaning behind the name, motherhood website The Bump reveals that is of Hebrew origin and means “father is peace”. On Twitter, fans and fellow celebs have also pointed out how close the name is to that of Edwards’ partner, Alex. So it seems the name maybe be a sweet tribute to him.
Edwards first announced she was expecting in May this year, with a post that read, “So happy to be on this wild journey with my soulmate. Me + Him = You. We can’t wait to meet you baby Ox!” The reveal came just a few days after fellow Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock announced she too was pregnant. “We've dreamed about this moment for so long and we can't believe the dream is finally coming true... we can't wait to meet you,” Pinnock wrote.
Since then, Edward’s and Pinnock’s pregnancy announcements have been pretty much in sync the whole way and they both announced that they’d given birth within a few days of one another. Edwards and Oxlade-Chamberlain shared matching beautiful black and white pictures of their child on August 22 and, just a day later, Pinnock and fiancé Andre Gray revealed they’d welcomed twins.
As they were both about to dive into new motherhood for the first time together, Pinnock and Edwards were among the first to congratulate each other on Instagram. Under Edwards’ announcement, Pinnock wrote, “I am so proud of you and I love you so much what an angel.” When Pinnock shared the picture of her new twin’s tiny feet Edwards wrote, “Two bundles of absolute joy! I love you my Lee Lee!”
However, while Edwards has announced the name of her baby, Pinnock is yet to. So, for now, fans will have to keep guessing.
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