Craig Phillips and wife Laura share special meaning behind baby son Lennon’s name

Craig Phillips and wife Laura have special meaning behind baby son Lennon’s name (Image: INSTAGRAM)

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Craig Phillips and his wife Laura have revealed the special meaning behind their baby son Lennon's name.

The first-ever Big Brother winner, 49, revealed the name of his newborn son Lennon Thomas to OK! magazine on Monday, who was born on December 2.

However, he also revealed why he and Laura, 33, decided to name their adorable new baby the way they did.

"Yes, I don’t think I've ever said it but I am a massive fan of John Lennon," revealed Craig.

The television personality is, of course, a Liverpudlian just like the iconic Beatles star himself.

Happily married original Big Brother winner Craig Phillips with wife Laura
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Craig continued: "My favourite song of all time is Imagine. We picked the name months before he was born.

"I think we’d even picked the name before Laura was pregnant the first time.

"We said if we ever had a boy one day we would call him Lennon."

The couple welcomed their first child Nelly back in 2019 following their wedding the year before.

Craig announced the birth of his son and second child on December 2 via social media
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Laura added that the pair wanted a reminder of Liverpool now they no longer live there.

She also noted that Lennon's middle name Thomas is there for as a tribute to her own late father who shared the middle name.

The move comes after baby Nelly's middle was chosen as Janet, after the name of Laura's mother.

The couple also told the publication about just how positive their experience of childbirth was.

Big Brother's Craig Phillips with daughter Nelly and wife Laura
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"It was textbook perfect – the nurses said they’d never seen anything like it," said Craig. "Are you ready for how long they put down Laura was in full-term labour for? Seven minutes."

Craig first announced the news of their second pregnancy on Lorraine back in June.

He said at the time: "Tomorrow Laura will be 16 weeks pregnant with our second baby."

Big Brother's Craig Phillips with daughter Nelly
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The star rose to fame after appearing on the first series of Big Brother 20 years ago which was the same iconic series as Nasty Nick – who was thrown out of the house after he was caught sending notes to co-stars in breach of the show's rules.

Congratulations on your new arrival, Craig and Laura!

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