Ant McPartlin's unique baby name meaning revealed as he becomes dad for the first time

Ant McPartlin's unique baby name meaning revealed as he becomes dad for the first time

Ant McPartlin has welcomed his first child into the world and disclosed his extraordinarily unique name.

The 48-year-old television host shared the arrival of his and wife Anne-Marie Corbett's son on Tuesday. The post featured a sweet black and white snap of himself tenderly holding his newborn on Ant and Dec's official Instagram account.

The picture perfectly captures the moment as he cuddles his son, after keeping a lid on details throughout most of her pregnancy. Ant excitedly proclaimed: "Welcome to the family Wilder Patrick Mcpartlin. Born, 14/05/24 at 8.54am Baby is beautiful, Mummy's a legend, Sisters are over the moon. Dad's a mess!"

The couple were soon flooded with well-wishes on the happy announcement from fans and celeb pals. Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison enthusiastically responded with: "Congratulations guys Omg!!! Love the name."

Another admirer chimed in: "Gorgeous name. Congratulations." There was no shortage of compliments as another fan wrote: "Congratulations both! A beautiful name." Yet another added: "That is literally the best name I have ever seen! Congratulations to you and Ann-Marie."

They shared the arrival of their son in a social media post on Tuesday -Credit:antanddec/Instagram

Hidden within Ant and Anne-Marie's unique choice of name, Wilder, is a charming significance that harks back to the Old English surname Wilde, according to reports in the Mirror.

Behind the Name reveals that "wild, untamed, uncontrolled" are the meanings behind the name. The name Patrick originates from the Latin Patricius, signifying a "nobleman".

Ant and his spouse Anne-Marie exchanged vows in 2021. An intriguing detail found on their birth announcement was a snapshot of Ant's tattoo. It showcased a tree with names delicately strewn amongst the leaves.

The names inscribed were Daisy, Amzie, Poppy and Bumble. One ardent fan speculated: "His 2 step daughters, and I'm assuming Amzie may be a nickname for his wife, Ann Marie?" A second chimed in: "It's Bumble, one of his dogs." A third follower added: "Amzie is his wife, poppy and daisy are his stepdaughters and bumble is his dog."

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A fourth remarked: "There is also another name by poppy to the right, but can't see what it says, just see a little bit."

The couple, Ant and Anne-Marie, were swamped with congratulatory wishes. TV stalwart Davina McCall gushed: "Arggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!! This is AMAZING !!!! Congratulations to ALL of you." Fred Sirieix, star of First Dates, posted a simple: "Congrats." Another admirer stated: "I've never been so happy for someone I've never met. You're going to be the best daddy Ant."

Ant McPartlin, one half of the beloved Geordie duo Ant and Dec, had parted ways with his wife Lisa Armstrong after 11 years of marriage. Not long after, in 2018, he went public with his relationship with Anne-Marie.

Ant has never been shy about his desire to become a father, expressing back in a 2013 Radio Times interview: "There's a rumour that we do everything together and I'm holding off having kids till Dec finds himself Mrs Right. I love that idea, but I'm afraid it's not true. Lisa and I would love to have kids. We're trying."

In the wake of Ant welcoming his first child, Lisa Armstrong took to Instagram with a poignant message. Her post included an inspiring quote: "Be proud of how you have been handling these past few months. The silent battles you've fought, the moments you've had to humble yourself, the times you've wiped your own tears. Celebrate your strength."

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