Los Angeles, Feb 15: Music mogul Simon Cowell has named his son Eric after his late father, who died in 1999.
The reality TV mogul and his partner Lauren Silverman chose the name for their first born, who was delivered two weeks early Friday, weighing six pounds and seven ounces, reports contactmusic.com.
Cowell, 54, posted on Twitter: "Very happy to say Eric was born at 17.45pm. Healthy and handsome."
"Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages," he added.
The couple had been rumoured to be naming the baby Simon, and the star teased they had settled on a moniker for the tot last November, but they were determined to keep it a secret.