Sam Faiers responds to CRUEL trolls who have criticised her baby name choice

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The Only Way Is Essex star Sam Faiers introduced her new baby to the world this week, but instead of responding to messages of congratulations she has had to defend herself against criticism from online trolls for her baby name choice.

The 25 year old from Brentwood gave birth to her baby boy on 29th December 2015, with partner Paul Knightley, but had kept the name under wraps until yesterday.

Welcome to the world our beautiful baby boyð’ 29.12.15

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In an interview with this week's OK! magazine, the couple announced they would be naming their first child, Paul Tony, after his father.

Sam took to her social media accounts to share the new with her 1.5 million Instagram followers, saying; 'Just a few hours old our beautiful baby…Look at those lips we can't help but just kiss him all the time.'

Whilst traditional name Paul is certainly more normal in a world of celebrity babies called North and Saint, it seems many fans weren't pleased with the choice.

One commenter said; 'Such an adorable baby boy. Such an awful name though…each to their own I suppose.'

Another added; 'Sounds like a Basildon nightclub doorman! Lol.'

However the television personality hasn’t taken the criticism lying down and chose to quote one of her more loyal fans, Shelly Webster.

Shelly said; 'I actually cannot believe the comments on here I wonder if any of them have children of their own? i wonder if they know what it feels like to carry a child for 9months go through labor [sic] be blessed with a healthy child and have the honor of calling him after his father…and all they can think of is oh no Paul?!! I think it's beautiful and is a real display of love on ur behalf for ur partner.'

Couldn't have put this in better words myself. Thank you x

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Sam only added; 'Couldn't have put this in better words myself. Thank you x'

The comeback picture has now been liked nearly 17k times, clearly indicating that many people support Sam and her partner Paul, who she has been dating since 2014.

The couple told OK! that there were no other names considered; 'We didn’t have any other names on the list, so he's Paul and his middle name is Tony after Paul's brother, his uncle Tony.'

However they are still calling the tot 'baby' for the time being, adding 'we haven’t called him Paul yet.'

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Sam was previously engaged to fellow TOWIE cast member Joey Essex.

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Margaret Doney

This is the problem you get when you feel the need to share all your news good or bad with the masses, even if they follow you they will take great pleasure in bursting the happiness bubble your living in? Only way to stop it is live your life in your own space, and not in the public arena? Beautiful name by the way?


People have nothing better to do than put nasty comments. My grandson is call Brian after his Gangan & his Great Gangan & no one else is called it in his nursery class, so that makes him unique, the only problem we have, is he will always be baby Brian, Gangan is still little Brian at 50 & great Gangan is big Brian ☺


HERE HERE well said ...Why are people so nasty !!


its great that you have given your baby a name that is not a silly name like moonstar planet but named him after your partners dad. what a lovely ting to do. take no notice of anyone else after all he is YOUR child and you have given him a great name.

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