Big Brother's Craig Phillips shares sweet reason behind his baby son's name

Rianne Houghton
·2-min read
Photo credit: Craig Phillips - Instagram
Photo credit: Craig Phillips - Instagram

From Digital Spy

Big Brother original Craig Phillips has revealed the sweet meaning behind his baby son's name Lennon – and it's not all about John Lennon.

Craig and his wife Laura Sherriff welcomed their second child last month, a boy called Lennon Thomas Phillips. Now, as the couple adjust to the early days of parenthood, Craig and Laura have revealed why they opted for the name.

Speaking to OK!, Craig admitted that late singer and Beatles legend John Lennon was partly the inspiration behind the choice, but also explained that a tie to Liverpool was important for them both.

"I don't think I've ever said it but I am a massive fan of John Lennon," Craig said. "My favourite song of all time is 'Imagine'. We picked the name months before he was born."

Photo credit: Craig Phillips - Instagram
Photo credit: Craig Phillips - Instagram

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"I think we'd even picked the name before Laura was pregnant the first time. We said if we ever had a boy one day we would call him Lennon. I was desperate for a boy," he added, before revealing that Lennon's middle name is a tribute to his late father.

"His middle name is Thomas which was my dad's middle name. It was a way of having my dad in there."

Laura also revealed the other intention behind their baby boy's name, saying that she wanted to call him something that "would always bring him back to his roots".

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"We wanted a name that even if we moved away from Liverpool, or he decided to move away, would always bring him back to his roots," she said.

Craig welcomed his first child, Nelly, with Laura last year.

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