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Watch: Liam Payne Reveals Why Cheryl Named Their Son Bear — and Why It Was an ‘Internal Battle’

15 May 2017 5:51 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Friday 7Pm: @LiamPayne chats about #StripThatDown on @TotalAccessShow. He also explains how he wanted a more 'traditional' baby name… pic.twitter.com/HpI1aUEcTz

— Elliot Holman (@ElliotHolman) May 15, 2017

This is paws-itively the cutest: Liam Payne reveals the story behind his son’s name, Bear!

“It was like an internal battle,” the One Direction member, 23, recalled to Total Access about how he and girlfriend Cheryl, 33, decided on what to call their first child.

“I wanted a more traditional name and she wanted a name that was more unusual. And the reason she chose Bear in the end was because Bear is »

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Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole Gave Their Baby a Sweet, Animal-Inspired Name

2 May 2017 1:48 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole have welcomed a cub to the family.

The couple has settled on the name Bear for their firstborn, Et has confirmed. The One Direction singer previously referenced the adorable name while responding to a sweet note from British adventurer Bear Grylls on Twitter.

"Great choice!" the Man Vs. Wild star wrote, referencing the name. "Love & blessings to you guys as you start on the greatest adventure."

Payne replied, "Thanks man. Hope he grows with an ounce your courage! You're a boss."

Related: Liam Payne Gushes Over 'Dream Girl' Cheryl Cole - 'She's Absolutely Amazing' 

The couple welcomed their first child on March 22, with both parents sharing the happy news on Instagram.

"My close friends and family know there are very few times when I'm left speechless... wow!" Payne wrote alongside a photo of himself holding the newborn. "I'm incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it's a »

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Revealed! Liam Payne and Cheryl Name Their Newborn Son Bear

2 May 2017 9:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Liam Payne and Cheryl are parents to a little cub!

The couple’s first child — a son born on March 22 — is named Bear, People confirms.

Payne tweeted to Bear Grylls Tuesday, seemingly confirming the name by writing, “Thanks man hope he grows with an ounce of your courage! a boss” in response to “love & blessings” from the Man vs. Wild star.

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@BearGrylls @CherylOfficial Thanks man hope he grows with an ounce of your courage! Your a »

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