There’s a 95% chance Simon Cowell is going to name his son “Simon Cowell, Jr.”
The British “X Factor” judge chatted with Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show about possible names for his soon-to-arrive son—his first child—with Laura Silverman. Ellen’s guess? “Simon,” and she appeared to be right on the mark.
“It’s my number one choice,” Simon agreed with a laugh, half-joking, half-serious. “Just ‘cause I like the name. That’s my favorite name.”
When Ellen asked him why it was so important to pass down the good old name, he said, “I just like the idea of talking to someone else called Simon.”
That’s when Ellen observed that he already has a friend named “Simon,” producer Simon Fuller, but then things got awkward with Simon admitting that they’re not really friends.
He did get heartfelt though (for a second) about the baby’s name. “I’ve had a lucky life, so I’d like the same for him,” Simon explained. “But like I said it hasn’t been agreed with.”