01 Sep 2020: Ed Sheeran, Cherry Seaborn welcome their first child
Informing his immense fandom of over 30 million followers on Instagram, the singer-songwriter wrote that the baby is named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran and sought for privacy from his fans.
This was his first Instagram post since December 2019.
Interestingly, he went offline soon after this post.
Details: This is the meaning of the name of his daughter
"Both mum and baby are doing amazing," Ed wrote.
Now coming to the name: The middle name Antarctica is the last place Ed and his wife Cherry Seaborn had toured to. It was a great trip, so his daughter was blessed with that as the middle name, suggested a fan.
The name has the surnames of both the parents.
Hence, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.
Fact: Ed welcomes daughter Lyra through suggestively cute post
Blessed child: Did you notice Lyra made the singer return to Instagram?
Lyra's birth actually broke his social media hiatus from 2019, when he wrote that he had been working, touring and making music "non-stop" since 2017 and the time has come for him to kick back, relax and enjoy other things in life.
Social media: The name of Ed's daughter has left netizens divided
The extremely cute Instagram picture of a pair of socks resting on a woolen cloth has left his followers go 'awwwll' sweet and loving, showering best wishes for their exciting journey of parenthood.
As expected, few reasoned how putting a middle name such as Antarctica for Lyra would make her friends name her 'Ant' in short.
Fact: How the baby's name sparked off geeky analysis
Context: Ed is extremely secretive of his personal life
Notably, Ed has always kept his personal life away from the paparazzi, and has been as secretive about it as possible on social media.
Although he had announced his engagement with Cherry in 2018 and marriage in 2019, fans got to see a better view of their personal life in his music video Put It All On Me with Ella Mai, released last year.