Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has revealed she was in “floods of tears” after finding out her grandson was named after her late son Archie.
It’s been 10 years since Archie’s tragic death as he was born prematurely in 2009.
Now, the soap actress has revealed that her daughter Emilie Mae Cunliffe paid a touching tribute to Archie by naming her son Teddy Archie David Hoszowskyj.
“When I found out his name, I burst into floods of tears,” Marsh told OK! Magazine.
“I didn't think they would, and nor should they have felt they had to. As far as I knew, he was going to be called Teddy David and I was chuffed with the name David being there.
“But now Archie lives on in Teddy's name. Having a baby boy in the house with Archie's name as part of his means the world to me.”
Cunliffe kept her son’s name a secret until she gave birth to him last month. She then surprised Marsh by revealing that she wanted Archie to be one of his middle names.
“His full name is Teddy Archie David Hoszowskyj,” Emilie told the magazine. “Archie after my late brother, and David after my brother, dad and grandfather.
“When I found out I was having a boy I knew I wanted the name Archie to feature, but I wanted it to be a surprise for Mum.”
Marsh will be taking a break from the role of Michelle Connor on Coronation Street later this year, and the actress admitted that the birth of her grandson is one of the main reasons for that.
“Another big factor in my decision to take a break from Corrie is the impending arrival of my grandson,” she said. “I'm looking forward to having more time to spend with him and Emilie after he's born this summer.”