Little Mix star Perrie Edwards reveals son's unique name as she shares first picture of her and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first child

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Perrie Edwards attend The BRIT Awards 2019 held at The O2 Arena on February 20, 2019 in London, England.
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Little Mix star Perrie Edwards has taken to Instagram to share the adorable name of her first child with footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Perrie Edwards welcomed her first child with footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in August and has now revealed his name to delighted fans on Instagram.

The singer took to her Instagram account to share the lovely news, posting two pictures of her son, wrapped in a white blanket and wearing a blue knitted hat, with pom-poms.

She captioned the post, ‘2 weeks of loving you. I’ve never felt love like this before! Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain 💙.’

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The post now has over two million likes and thousands of comments and Little Mix fans flooded the comment section with congratulatory messages and kind words.

One fan commented, ‘Congratulations Perrie & Alex!! Axel is such a cute name. He’s so beautiful 🥺❤️✨’

Another said, ‘Congrats Perrie and Alex😍😍😍 such a cutie name for the cutest baby 💙💙💙’

And another pointed out that Axel’s name has a cute link to his dad’s name, penning, ‘The fact that the baby is called Axel and his father’s name is Alex is making me cry🥺🥺.’

Perrie gave birth just days after her bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock welcomed twins with her fiance, Andre Gray. 

Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock of Little Mix pose in the media room during The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England.

Leigh-Anne had kept the fact she was having twins a secret, she posted a picture of her and Andre holding their babies feet in their hands and said, ‘We asked for a miracle, we were given two... 🥺🖤 Our Cubbies are here 😍🖤.

Leigh-Anne is yet to reveal her twin's genders and names.

The two announced they were pregnant in May, and Perrie has opened up about how she told Leigh-Anne she was pregnant

She shared that they both found out about each other's pregnancies on a Zoom call - and have insisted the joint pregnancy was definitely not planned. She shared that they both cried their eyes out, and said, ‘What timing!’

Some fans have feared this could mean Little Mix may split up, but with the release of brand new music, it looks like the band is going from strength to strength.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for and My Imperfect Life.