Liam Payne Baby Name: Announced! Frightening!

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Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole have made it official:

They had a bear of a time coming up with a name for their brand new baby.

And mean this literally, based on confirmation from the One Direction singer that he and his gorgeous girlfriend have, indeed, decided to call their first child...

Liam Payne Selfie

... BEAR!

Yes, the name of Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole's son is Bear Payne.

We're guessing they decided on this moniker after one of the stars said he or she had a pain so terrible that he or she could hardly bear it.

Either that, or Liam and Cheryl are very big fans of Alicia Silverstone and Kate Winslet, both of whom actually also named their children Bear.

The mostly private couple welcomed Bear (LOL!) into the world on March 22, with Cole sharing the following precious photo of daddy and son on her Instagram page soon after.

Liam Payne Baby Photo

Wrote Payne upon becoming a first-time father:

"My close friends and family know there are very few times when I'm left speechless... wow!

'I'm incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it's a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far."

Added Payne of Cole:

"I'm completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she's really made my dreams come true."

Payne also said at the time that he and Cole had not come up with a name yet, although the precious bundle of joy was "already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed."

The Daily Mail first published a report on Tuesday that claimed the artist and the former X-Factor host had decided to go with Bear as the first name for their son.

And then Payne came forward and corroborated this report.

Cheryl Cole is Beautiful

"Liam and Cheryl couldn't decide on a name for ages and kept toing and froing between options," wrote the newspaper, adding:

"But they both loved Bear and settled on it a few days ago. Despite the sleepless nights, the couple are completely smitten with little Bear."

Upon reading this article, TV's adventurer Bear Grylls tweeted at Liam, writing the following:

"Great choice! Love & blessings to you guys as you start on the greatest adventure... @CherylOfficial @LiamPayne."

HA!

Even better? Payne replied!

"Thanks man hope he grows with an ounce of your courage! Your a boss," wrote back Liam.

bear tweet

The question now is when Payne and Cole will get married.

Let's face it: the question now is also this:

Is Bear the most ridiculous name any celebrity has ever given to his or her offspring? Bottom 10? Bottom five?

As you can see below, there are plenty of contenders for this (dis)honor...

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