Ed Sheeran announces birth of baby girl Lyra Antarctica with wife Cherry Seaborn: 'Mum and baby are doing amazing'

The name of their daughter is reportedly inspired by the singer’s favourite book series ‘His Dark Materials’

Ed Sheeran announces birth of baby girl Lyra Antarctica with wife Cherry Seaborn: 'Mum and baby are doing amazing'
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Ed Sheeran is a happy daddy now as he announced the arrival of his little daughter into the world on his Instagram account. Taking to the social media platform, the singer also revealed the name of the baby - Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. On Tuesday morning, September 1, he shared a picture of his daughter’s booties and a colorful blanket as he said wife Cherry Seaborn delivered last week.

The caption of the post read, “Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you... Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter - Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Lots of love and I’ll see you when it’s time to come back, Ed x”.

The unusual name of the child is reportedly inspired by Ed’s favorite book series ‘His Dark Materials’. The protagonist of the series by Philip Pullman is Lyra Belacqua, also known as Lyra Silvertongue, The Daily Mail reported. A 2015 tweet from the ‘Shape of You’ singer read: “Bar far, Philip Pullman – his dark materials are the best books I've ever read.”

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The announcement of the baby came weeks after a source told The Sun that the couple is expecting their first child. “Ed and Cherry are over the moon. They’re very excited, but have kept things very low key. Lockdown was a perfect excuse not to be seen out and about too much, but things are getting closer and the excitement has been building so they have started telling friends and family. They’re just making the last of the preparations at home, and the baby is expected later this summer. It’s a really happy time and their families are all totally delighted for them and cannot wait to meet the new arrival.”

As the news of the news broke, Ed’s fans and followers went insane with excitement; however, there were a few who made unkind comments. One said, “Something about Ed Sheeran having sex makes me uncomfortable. Like on a subconscious level I knew it was happening but I don’t like it." “Ed Sheeran gives of the most virgin vibes, so him having a kid is making my brain implode,” another wrote. While the third user added: “ED SHEERAN HAS A WIFE?!? I THOUGHT HE WAS SINGLE?!?? AND GAY!?!?"

But the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ singer’s fans gave it back to the trolls with one commenting, “I swear if anyone tries to say anything bad about Ed Sheeran I will fight someone!" A second user said, "There is no way I just saw UNATTRACTIVE people calling Ed Sheeran ugly and untalented. I'm embarrassed for y’all. Anyways imma let it go and tpwk." “Some of y’all act like Ed Sheeran personally hurt you. He may not be conventionally attractive, but the way some of y’all talk about him is dehumanizing as f**k. Let the man and his wife be happy,” the third said.

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