Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn are said to have named their daughter Lyra after a character from book series His Dark Materials – but what about her unusual middle name?
Ed’s baby girl is called Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran, and her unique middle name could be a nod to a very special memory for the couple.
Ed and his wife Cherry Seaborn visited Antarctica nine months ago, meaning the name could point to where their daughter was conceived.
Back in December, clothing company NotJust shared a snap of Ed posing up in a David Attenborough Christmas jumper.
Ed was pictured on a boat with a freezing sea of ice behind him.
The caption read: “Antarticbrrrrr!!!! Big ups @teddysphotos flexing his David Attenbrrrr! Knit in the South Pole!
“At notjust we’re committed to a sustainable approach to fashion, which we’ve outlined in our Sustainability Pledge online. All of our current products are designed to be worn year-on-year, made free from cruelty to animals and humans, are produced domestically to keep carbon emissions down and are delivered on a carbon neutral service.
“But we know there’s more to be done! That’s why next year we’ve committed to making a collection made entirely of recycled yarn and for all of our knits to be carbon neutral within 3 years.
“We also donate to amazing charities such as @remakeourworld and @plasticoceans who are working tirelessly to protect the planet. So check the in bio and stay cool with the Attenbrrr! knit this festive season”
Ed announced earlier today that he’d become a dad for the first time.
He wrote on Instagram : “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.”