Simon Cowell Names Newborn Son After His Late Father


Simon Cowell is a dad!

In New York City on Friday, his girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to their son Eric, named after The X Factor judge’s late father who had been a music executive.

In November, Simon told On Air with Ryan Seacrest that he and Lauren had just agreed on their son’s name the night before. “I’m not going to say what it is yet, but I’m happy.”

Not only has Simon named his son after his father, but he also wants to parent like his father.

In an interview with Extra, he explained he would “be cool about it. You know, don’t worry about things too much. The way me and my brother were brought up, I mean, it was kind of relaxed. There were no self-help books or any of that crazy stuff.”