Media mogul Simon Cowell is reportedly considering naming his first child with Lauren Silverman after his late father.
The 53-year-old is expecting a baby with Silverman,the ex-wife of Cowell’s former good friend Andrew Silverman,reported Sun Online.
According to reports,Cowell is considering honouring his dad by giving the tot the moniker Eric if it’s a boy or Erica is it’s a girl.
“Simon’s made it clear he’d like Eric to be considered as a name. Lauren likes it as it’s unusual in America,and quite stylish too. She also feels Erica’s a cool name for a girl,” a source said.
The ‘X Factor boss” father,Eric Philip Cowell,passed away after suffering a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 81.
Lauren,37,is three months along in her pregnancy. She divorced from the father of her seven-year-old son,Adam,earlier this month when news of her affair with Cowell emerged.
The TV mogul has called his father a brilliant mentor in the past and recently spoke about his excitement of being a first-time parent.
“I’m proud to be a dad. Things are changing in my life right now. It’s something I haven’t thought of before and now I know I feel good about it,” he had said.