He actually wanted something more traditional
When Liam and Cheryl finally announced the name of their son (which took them so long to do that they could now be expecting a fine), the nation wasn’t quite expecting ‘Bear.’ It’s not one of the most popular baby names of the year, after all…
And, now it seems that Liam wasn’t really expecting it either as he admits to having to come round to the idea of the name.
During a radio interview with Total Access, the singer revealed that the name was decided by Cheryl.
‘It was an internal battle,’ he said: ‘I wanted a more traditional name and she wanted a name that was more unusual. The reason she chose Bear was because Bear is a name that when you leave a room, you won’t forget – and I like that.’
‘You know what? Now he is Bear,’ Liam continued. ‘When I look at him, he’s just Bear. At first I wasn’t really having it. I was like, ‘I’m not really sure. I don’t really understand.’ Now I look at him and he’s Bear. You become your name as you get older anyway.’