What Jay Chou plans to name baby -- and why he no longer insists on having 5 kids

14 June 2015 / 1 year 4 months ago

The Straits Times
Jun 11, 2015

Dad-to-be Jay Chou has bought a black-and-gold stroller and wants one with a Batman theme.

He is considering naming his unborn child Jay Junior in English. But he still will not say if he is having a boy or a girl.

In his first interview since he announced his impending fatherhood, the 36-year-old pop king would not confirm the baby's gender, pointing instead to a question mark on his T-shirt, said China Times.

He also insisted that his choices for the stroller and the name were gender-neutral. "I like black and also hope every child or grandchild has the same name, with the same sound but a different word," he said.

He said he had proposed homonyms of his Chinese name for a son or a daughter, but the plan was too weird for his mother, who vetoed it.

Seeing the first ultrasound scan of his baby was "10 times more moving than winning a Golden Melody Award", he said.

"I want to record my child's heartbeat and make dance music." Being a dad-to-be has also made him a more caring husband to model Hannah Quinlivan, 21, he said.

He fries her a steak when she looks too thin and massages her when she has a cramp. And he no longer insists on having five children.

"I see how tired my wife is. We will just have enough children," he said.

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