Speaking to Total Access in an interview airing Friday, the solo singer spilled how Cheryl was the one behind the aww-dorable moniker:
“It was like an internal battle. I wanted a more traditional name and she wanted a name that was more unusual. And the reason she chose Bear in the end was because Bear is a name that when you leave a room, you won’t forget. And I like that.”
He’s not wrong!
The former One Direction star 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.”
It’s also said Liam and Cheryl chose a perfect middle name to go with Bear: Grey!
Talking to a group of 1D fans in Boston this week, the 23-year-old apparently dished some sweet deets about his and Cheryl’s little bundle, including their “Cub” nickname for him.
You can ch-ch-check out the clip from Liam’s upcoming interview (below):
FRIDAY 7PM: @LiamPayne chats about #StripThatDown on @TotalAccessShow. He also explains how he wanted a more ‘traditional’ baby name… pic.twitter.com/HpI1aUEcTz
— Elliot Holman (@ElliotHolman) May 15, 2017
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