Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black welcome surprise second son and share his unique name

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have become dads for a second time!

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black second baby
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Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have welcomed a second baby and shared their new son's unique name.

The couple, who are already parents to son Robert Ray Black-Daley - born via a surrogate in June 2018 - married in 2017.

And they've just welcomed their second son after sharing the lovely surprise news in The Times newspaper.

The traditional announcement, published in the newspaper dated April 5th, reads, "Black-Daley on 28th March to Thomas Robert Daley and Dustin Lance Black, a son, Phoenix Rose."

It is not yet known where the idea for the unusual baby name came from, but their first child was named after Tom's dad, who died of a brain tumor in May 2011.

And Tom revealed just last month that they planned to have more kids.

In an interview with The Times, he confessed, "Fatherhood is the best. He’s at school now and loving it. We’re watching him become his own little person.” Any plans for Robbie to have a sibling? We’ve always said that we want to have more kids. It’s slightly more complicated for us than a bottle of wine and a good time. There’s lots of planning."

While fans wondering if Tom Daley has retired will be pleased to know he hasn't, as he's set on competing at the Paris Olympics 2024, hinting that another baby 'won't hurt' that ambition.

He said, "I’ve achieved everything I want in sport and there are lots of things I want to achieve outside of sport. At the same time — one more won’t hurt!"

Tom, who recently competed in the Celebrity Great British Bake Off 2023 for Stand Up 2 Cancer, recently took their son to the White House in Washington D.C as they shared some rare snaps and clips of him running around.

Like some other celebrities, Tom and Dustin have decided to keep their sons face out of any photos on social media, often sharing snaps taken from behind.

Dustin also shared a sweet collection of photos on Instagram from their trip and captioned them, "Quite the homecoming — thanks to the National Portrait Museum’s The Struggle For Justice exhibit.

"When I was a teen, my mom used to drop me off on her way into work to explore the museums in DC. I could never have imagined back then taking my husband and son to see my portrait hanging on these esteemed walls. Good to be home."

Congratulations Tom and Dustin!

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)