Una Foden gives birth to baby boy – but how do you pronounce his name?

The Saturdays singer has chosen an ancient Irish name - we show you the right way to say it

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Una Foden has given birth to her second child with husband Ben. The Saturdays singer has named her baby boy Tadhg – a Gaelic name that means ‘poet’ or ‘storyteller’. We think this very old Irish name works really well with his older sister Aoife’s name.

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So how do you pronounce Tadhg?

The right way – It’s pronounced as the first syllable in tiger – say the first part of tiger, without the ‘er’ ending.

The wrong way – It’s not Tigger (as in Winnie The Pooh) and it also doesn’t rhyme with ‘league’ as is commonly thought. 

Tadgh has a full head of hair

“Tadhg John Foden has been born!” Ben tweeted. “Mum and baby are both amazing and healthy. He has a full head of hair and his mummy’s lips! #babybenuna”

A few hours later – hopefully once she’d caught her breath – Una tweeted about her newborn too. “So so in love with our little son Tadhg. Thank you for all the lovely messages xx,” she tweeted.

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The couple are already parents to 2-year-old Aoife Belle – who played a crucial part in announcing the pregnancy. Una shared a snap of Aoife wearing a T-shirt that read “I’m going to be a big sister” back in September.

Una’s Saturdays bandmates were quick to tweet their congratulations. “Tadhg John Foden has arrived. So so excited to have some Aunty Roch cuddles Well done to my @UnaTheSats @ben_foden #lockupyourdaughters,” Rochelle tweeted.

“Congratulations @UnaTheSats and @ben_foden on baby Tadgh!!! I can’t wait to meet this little man!” Vanessa tweeted. “So so happy for you @UnaTheSats & @ben_foden!!! …Watch out Brad Pitt there’s a new heartthrob in town!!” Mollie added.

Looks like the little man will have plenty of aunties lining up to babysit – but maybe not on a Saturday night!

Photos: Instagram / Una Foden

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