Page last updated at 19:20 GMT, Monday, 12 January 2009

Charlotte Church names new baby

Gavin Henson and Charlotte Church
The couple have been together for four years

TV presenter and singer Charlotte Church and her rugby playing partner Gavin Henson have decided on a name for their second baby.

The boy, born on Sunday, 11 January, will have Dexter as his first name, Church, who is 22, confirmed in an announcement on her website.

She added: "In keeping with Henson family tradition, Dexter will also have the name Lloyd as a middle name."

The baby is a brother for the couple's 15-month-old daughter Ruby Megan.

Dexter weighed 7lb 5oz when he was born at the Welsh couple's Vale of Glamorgan farmhouse just after midnight on Sunday.

Ospreys and Wales centre Henson was at the singer's side for the delivery.


The couple announced last June that they were expecting their second child.

A message was posted on Church's website, just before 1430 GMT on Sunday, saying: "Charlotte has literally just this minute phoned us to let us know that she gave birth to a little boy today.

"He was born just after midnight at her and Gavin's home with Gavin in attendance at the birth."

The choice of name was sent in a text, the latest announcement on her website confirmed.

Cardiff-born Church gave birth to the couple's first child, 6lb 10oz Ruby Megan, in September 2007.

She and Henson have been together for four years but have said that they do not plan to marry "any time soon".

Speaking on the Jonathan Ross show, last year Church said she wanted at least six children, while Henson wanted eight.

"I want all my babies by the time I'm 32 so then I can have everything done," she said.

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