Simon Cowell is said to have told his son Eric, "I've waited all my life for you", as he held his baby boy for the first time on Friday (14.02.14).
The new father - whose partner Lauren Silverman gave birth to their son Eric on Friday (14.02.14) - showed his sensitive side as he held his baby boy for the very first time.
According to the Sunday People newspaper, Simon said: "I've waited all my life for you." The 'X Factor' boss was very emotional after Eric's arrival, and he was brought to "very happy tears" as he and Lauren welcomed their son into the world.
A source said: "He is such a proud dad and they are completely obsessed. It was an incredible and emotional day for them both.
"Simon was amazing and was by Lauren's side the entire time. There were very happy tears from everyone, including Simon."
It is said the boy's middle name is a tribute not only to Simon's late father Eric Philip, but also Topshop boss Sir Philip Green.
An insider told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Simon wanted to pay proper tribute to the influence of his late father in his life. Eric Philip is clearly a very proper and respectful tribute to the man.
"But there's no doubt he also wanted to pay some kind of tribute to another Philip who has been a major inspiration in his life, Sir Philip Green.
"It's tremendous he's been able to pay respect to two different male role models with his baby son's birth."