Ed Sheeran and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, became new parents last summer.
Their first daughter was born at the end of August. Ed and Cherry have been pretty diligent about keeping the baby, who is now almost a year old, out of the public eye. But we do know they gave her the coolest name: Lyra Antarctica.
Lyra's first name seemed to reference the lead character in His Dark Materials, a fantasy novel trilogy later adapted into a television series, which Ed once called "the best" books he'd ever read.
The story behind her middle name is even more personal. During a recent appearance on the British talkshow Lorraine, Ed explained that he and Cherry chose "Antarctica" after visiting the continent in 2019.
"The idea was, we were wanting to have children but we said, 'We need to go to Antarctica before we have them because you can't take little kids there.' So we will take her when she's older," said the singer, whose next album is expected sometime this year.
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