PUBLISHED: 10:51, Tue, Sep 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:17, Tue, Sep 1, 2020
Ed Sheeran has just announced the birth of his first child with wife Cherry Seaborn, and they have named their daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. Their daughter was born in August 2020 and the world-famous singer said he was on "cloud nine" following the birth. He shared the news on Instagram with a photo showing a knitted blanket and baby socks. He said: "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."
Fans have already picked up on the unique name and they are keen to find out what it means.
Lyra is Latin for 'harp', and the baby has taken the names of both her mother and father.
The name Lyra has become more popular in recent years, particularly after the main character Lyra Belacqua from the TV series, His Dark Materials.
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Ed Sheeran baby: The singer named his daughter Lyra (Image: Getty-Instagram)
Ed Sheeran baby: Lyra is the first child of Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn (Image: Getty)
The baby girl name Lyra is a favourite with more than 1,500 members on babynames.com.
The name means Lyre, which is a small U-shaped instrument very much like a harp.
The instruments were used in ancient Greece, with modern versions found in East Africa.
Belfast Telegraph listed the name as one of the quirkiest celebrity baby names along with Olympia Lightning (Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett) and Daisy Dove (Katy