Simon Cowell tipped to name new baby… Simon

Bookies reckon the X Factor guru is most likely to name his child after himself...

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He once got married to himself (albeit in a Comic Relief sketch) and is well known for being his own number one fan, so perhaps bookmakers have a point when they suggest that Simon Cowell is most likely to call his baby… Simon.

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William Hill are giving odds of 12/1 that Cowell will name his unborn child after himself, making it the strong favourite ahead of numerous other boys’ names at 16/1.

Should the baby be a girl, the bookies reckon Sophie, Rebecca, Alexandra and Natalie are among the most likely monikers (but not Monica), while Cowell’s friend and former popstar Sinitta, along with ex-X Factor judge Tulisa, are languishing at 100/1. But surely there’s one possibility WH are forgetting – if Cowell Jr does turn out to be a little girl, our money’s on Simone…

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Cowell is reported to be expecting a baby with New York socialite Lauren Silverman.