Ricky Champ has revealed his baby son’s name and why he and wife Sammy preferred him.
The EastEnders star and his partner welcomed a baby boy on June 23. He was two weeks premature and was born via caesarean section.
In an interview with OK! Ricky revealed his son’s name is River.
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Ricky has played tough guy Stuart Highway at EastEnders since 2018.
Ricky married sweetheart Sammy in 2016 and had their first child Beatrix a year later.
Then, in January, he announced that the couple was expecting their second child.
Why did they name their baby River?
In an interview, Ricky revealed how the name came about.
It’s cool and a bit hippie.
He began by saying, “River felt right. We didn’t flip through a book of baby names—we’ve always prided ourselves on our naming skills.”
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He then explained that their four-year-old daughter, Beatrix, started naming the baby River before it was even born.
“We told Beatrix about the name River, and she started calling it that to Sammy’s belly, so we were kind of locked in. But we love it – it’s cool and a little bit hippie.”
Mum-of-two Sammy told OK!: “He looks so much like Bea. That’s all I can see when I look at him. I am taken back to the time when she was born.”
Mama Sammy shares a loving post to celebrate a month of River
Ricky’s wife shared an adorable picture of Baby River on her Instagram on July 23 to celebrate him turning a month old.
The caption read, “So glad you were so early and we’ve had a whole month from you sweet boy.”
She shared several pictures of the new arrival on her social media and received affectionate comments like, “What a lovely boy Sammy.”
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