Simon Cowell plans to name his son -- after himself

11 December 2013 / 2 years 10 months ago

Simon Cowell is reportedly planning to name his first son after himself.

The 'X Factor' boss's girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, is set to give birth to a baby boy in February, and she told guests at her baby shower on Saturday (07.12.13) that they are planning to call the tot Simon Cowell Jr.

An attendee told gossip website "It shouldn't come as a shock, but Simon and Lauren really seem to be planning to name their son Simon!

"There were baby clothes and little games all personalised with the name 'Simon' for the baby."

The insider added: "From what everyone -- including Lauren -- was saying, they are 100 percent naming their son Simon. Initials for baby Simon were everywhere."

The music mogul, 54, who was previously considering calling their son after his late father, Eric Cowell, had a party planner organise an elegant English tea party at his Beverly Hills mansion for Lauren's baby shower, but he did not attend the event.

Lucky invitees, including Simon's former fiancee, Mezhgan Hussainy, and ex-girlfriend, Terri Seymour, were welcomed to the house by a giant Christmas tree near the entrance and a buff waiter serving up festive drinks.

The 36-year-old socialite's divorce from former spouse Andrew, with whom she shares custody of their seven-year-old son Adam, was finalised last week and she and Simon are expected to announce their engagement in the near future.

Meanwhile, Cowell is selling his $1.7 million supercar.

He is planning to say goodbye to the Bugatti Veyron - which he recently admitted to only driving twice since he bought it three years ago - after splashing out on his "favourite ever" vehicle.

In a recent tweet, he wrote: "Bought my favorite car in the world this weekend so I am going to have to say goodbye to the Bugatti. Both are alpha males ,one has to go (sic)."

While Simon was busy buying a new car, his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman was being spoiled by her friends at his Californian home as they threw her a baby shower - though the father-to-be has no idea what they got up to.

He tweeted: "Still not sure what a baby shower is."

The 'X Factor' star also enjoyed a relaxing massage at the Peninsula Hotel while the baby shower was going on on Sunday (Dec 8).

He told TV talk show host Jay Leno: "I booked into a hotel and had a massage. I wasn't really welcome, but they had a good time."

Simon and Lauren are expecting a baby boy and he has hinted he plans to name his son after himself.
He said: "It will probably be something beginning with S. Think about it. That's the only name I can come up with at the moment that I like."

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