David Arquette and wife Christina welcome a baby boy

David Arquette and wife Christina have announced that they’ve welcomed a baby boy named Augustus.

The actor, who is known for his roles in cult classics such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Scream, took to Instagram to tell the world the wonderful news.

He revealed that his wife Christina gave birth to their little bundle of joy on the 8th March 2017.

Posting an adorable picture to the social media site, David quipped that his son’s first thoughts were ‘Whatchu Lookin’ At?’. The image shows a close up of their newborn’s face, sporting some adorable chubby cheeks with one eye gazing into the camera and the other closed.

David shared the sweet post with his 25.2k followers, writing, ‘Augustus Alexis Arquette || March 8, 2017 @christinaarquette – His first thoughts were ‘Whatchu Lookin’ At?”.

Fans rushed to congratulate the new parents, writing messages of support and love for the family.

One Instagram user wrote, ‘OH MY GOODNESS! sending you and your beautiful wife and the ridiculously adorable big brother sooo much love and congratulations! Love his name – so happy for you. He’s beautiful! ❤ from mine to yours’.

Another added, ‘MG!!! Welcome Augustus Alexis!!! Literally tears streaming down my face. I would love to come meet him soon and bring you guys some food & love! Good job mama @christinaarquette❣🌟 what a looker this baby is. Precious. I could go on & on’.

The pair have chosen an alliterative moniker for their new son, calling him ‘Augustus Alexis Arquette’ – which is sure to inspire some baby name trends this year.

But as well as being a lovely baby name, it appears there’s a beautiful meaning behind it too, as Alexis is the name of David’s sister who passed away tragically in September.

David already shares a two-year-old son with wife Christina named Charlie and has a 12-year-old daughter called Coco from his previous marriage with Friends star Courtney Cox.