Cheryl and Liam Payne 'call their new son Bear after spending a week getting to know him'
Cheryl and Liam Payne have reportedly named their baby son Bear.
The new parents decided the moniker suited their new arrival a few days after he arrived on March 22.
The Sun said the baby has his father's surname.
A source was quoted as saying: "Cheryl and Liam wanted to get to know their baby before deciding on a name.
"They spent over a week getting to know him first before deciding.
"They didn't have the name Bear before the birth.
"But they'd been thinking of a name since meeting him and they just felt it suited him."
On Wednesday 22nd March Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9 and looking like a dream. Although he still doesn't have a name he is already stealing hearts. We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers around the world. A day that now has a different meaning to me forever
The source said the couple were "truly over the moon and loving being parents for the first time together".
Former Girls Aloud singer and X Factor judge Cheryl (33) and Payne (23) have been keeping a low profile since their first child was born.
However, shortly after he arrived they both shared a sweet image on social media showing the One Direction star cradling their baby.
Actresses Kate Winslet and Alicia Silverstone both have sons named Bear.
Cheryl sought a divorce from French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini last year after complaining that his unreasonable behaviour had caused her stress and weight loss, court papers show.
A family court judge drew the couple's marriage to a close in October.