At first it was thought to be another joke from X Factor boss Simon Cowell. But the evidence is growing that Simon Cowell really is calling his baby Simon Cowell Junior.
Rumours surfaced when friends turned up to Lauren’s baby shower party with gifts decorated with the name Simon and the initials ‘SC’. Then Simon admitted in a TV interview that his favourite baby name is, guess what, Simon.
Apparently it’s been a close call between the names Simon and Eric – the name of Simon’s father – but Eric may now be beaten into second place and given as a middle name. If the couple do choose Simon, they will be bucking the latest baby naming trends.
The baby is due next month, and Simon’s girlfriend Lauren will give birth in New York, reportedly so she can also stay near to her 7-year-old son from her previous marriage.
Soon after the baby is likely to be whisked to the UK with mum and dad, as Simon will start filming the next series of Britain’s Got Talent.