TV presenter Alex Jones has finally announced the name of her baby boy, after asking The One Show viewers for their suggestions.
The 39-year-old revealed her baby boy’s name on social media, posting a zoomed-in picture of his birth certificate on Instagram.
The TV star has named her son Edward Alun Burrell Thomson, but he will go by the nickname of Teddy. Captioning the photo, the new mum wrote: ‘Teddy Thomson is official’.
Alex recently gave her 50.8k followers a sneak peek of her little man, posting a photo of just his tiny hand tightly wrapped around her finger.
The black and white photo focuses in on Alex’s newborn, whose name is still yet to be revealed, showing him dressed in a white baby grow, decorated with little stars.
Calling him her ‘obsession’, the new mum wrote an adorable caption to go along with the sweet snap. Alex wrote, ‘My new obsession. #soinlovewithhim’, making it clear how much she is already loving being a mum.
Fans rushed to congratulate Alex with many sharing their own memories of having a newborn.
One Instagram user wrote, ‘Brings back memories. Totally shell shocked, totally shattered, totally in love ❤’ while another said, ‘I have a similar photo framed of my little boy holding my finger.Its one of my most treasured pics & at 2 1/2 now he doesn’t believe it’s his tiny fingers lol Enjoy this most amazing time xxx’
Alex confirmed that she and her husband Charlie Thomson had welcomed a healthy baby boy by breaking the happy news to the nation through a live phone call during an episode of BBC’s The One Show.
Alex, who left the show on maternity leave in early January, told hosts Matt Baker and Angela Scanlon that the birth of her son was ‘straight-forward’ and ‘lovely’.
‘Well I do have news!’ she exclaimed. ‘Our beautiful baby boy was born. We are absolutely delighted and completely in love… It’s the most wonderful feeling. He was 7lb 11b… A lovely weight. Very straight forward.’
‘It was lovely. Charlie was with me and my mum and dad were in the waiting room. The past four days we has been in heaven. We’re in a bubble.’
Alex had previously asked The One Show viewers for help in picking her son’s name, saying: ‘We’re behind on the name thing but because we didn’t know the sex, we thought when we see him we’ll know what he is. Maybe I can have some help? Everytime we ask people they have suggestions. We can ask viewers.’
In case anyone missed the live announcement, Alex also posted an Instagram picture of congratulations cards for her baby boy, writing to her 47,000 followers: ‘So happy to let you know that our beautiful baby son was born on Sunday morning weighing 7lbs 11b and with a full head of dark hair.’
‘Charlie and I are head over heels in love. A special thank you to the amazing midwives in the Queen Charlotte hospital for everything you did for us. We are so excited and grateful to be in the parent club.’
Charlie and Alex married on New Years’ Eve 2015 and confirmed that they had a baby on the way in September of last year.
Alex announced the pregnancy in a tweet which read: ‘Charlie & I are very happy to confirm that we’re expecting a baby in the new year. Feel so lucky that we’re about to become parents. Xx.’