Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn have announced the birth of their daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran
The unusual name was inspired by the new dad’s favourite book series, His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman.
The singer, 29, took to Instagram on Tuesday morning, sharing a picture of Lyra’s booties and a colourful blanket and revealed Cherry gave birth last week.
He wrote: ‘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.’
It’s been claimed that the name was inspired by the main character in Ed’s favourite book series, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.
Lyra Belacqua, also known as Lyra Silvertongue, is the heroine of Pullman’s trilogy.