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Dani Dyer's baby name is special nod to mum Joanne Mas' Spanish roots

Dani Dyer has finally revealed her baby name, and she appears to have chosen it for a very special reason.

The Love Island 2018 winner, 24, announced in a voice note on Wednesday that she’s called her four-day-old baby boy, who is her first child with her boyfriend Sammy Kimmence, Santiago.

Baby Santiago’s name is of Spanish origin and translates to English as “Saint James”.

Her choice of name for her adorable newborn son appears to be a special nod to her mum Joanne Mas and her Spanish heritage.

Jo’s dad, Dani’s grandad who she affectionately calls ‘Bruv’, is from Majorca.

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Dani Dyer and her mum Joanne Mas

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Dani recently gave birth to her baby boy, who she’s named Santiago

Jo is very proud of her Spanish heritage and even had a Spanish/Cockney themed wedding when she tied the knot with Dani’s dad Danny Dyer in 2016.

Dani used her podcast with Danny to share her baby son’s name.

She told fans in a pre-recorded voice memo: “I know you’re all probably wondering what we’ve called him.

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Dani and Jo with Danny Dyer

“There’s been a lot of assumptions going on, some are actually really funny to be fair, but his name is Santiago.”

And Dani explained of the Spanish-inspired choice: “I know a lot of you are probably thinking ‘What?!’ but that is his name but we are going to be calling him Santi.

“I think it sounds nice on the birth certificate.”

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Dani’s boyfriend Sammy Kimmence with baby Santiago

Little Santiago arrived on January 23.

Danny spoke excitedly about the family’s new arrival on the podcast.

He said: “I’m a Granddad! Yeah, Granddad Danny is what I’m now known as.”

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