Natasha Hamilton and Ritchie Neville haven’t even laid eyes on their first baby together yet, but they already have their hearts set on a name.


“We’re going to call our baby girl Ella,” Natasha told OK! magazine. "I've always liked Ella and it's not overused.

"There's no middle name yet but at the baby shower our mums were throwing out names."

The Atomic Kitten said her favourite present at her baby shower was from her 5ive singer boyfriend – whom she met when filming the TV series The Big Reunion, which brought together bands from the 90s and early 2000s.

"The best gift of the day was something Ritchie bought; he named a star after our daughter, whose name will be Ella, I was sobbing,” she said.

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The 32-year-old is reportedly 5 months pregnant and due this October.

The couple are already thinking birthing pool plans.

“I’m fit and healthy enough to do another natural birth but if anything was to arise during the labour I’d totally listen to the doctors,” Natasha said.

Ritchie admitted he'd join Natasha in the birthing pool, if that's what she wanted - although at the moment she's not keen (relieved Ritchie?).

Ritchie's certainly been doing lots of thinking about his role at the birth. "People joke: ‘Are you going down the business end?’" he revealed. "At the beginning I thought, I’m not going to do that, but how many times do you witness your child coming into the earth?”

Photo: Twitter / Natasha Hamilton

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