As summer begins to fall, the next generation of celebrity children continues to be born. This time, it’s the turn of Ed Sheeran and his wife, Cherry Seaborn.
The singer “Shape of You” announced the birth of his daughter and Seaborn through Instagram on Tuesday. She’s got an impressive name, even by celebrity-baby standards: Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. In Greek mythology, “Lyra” refers to the lyre of Orpheus, which he plays in the scene of the ancient Greek epic poem Argonautica, in order to drown out the hypnotic song of the sirens. It is also the name of the constellation and is usually reprinted on the maps of the stars as an eagle carrying a lyre. So that’s the musical name of Ed Sheeran’s daughter.
Not sure what the meaning of Antarctica is for Ed and Cherry, but if I had to guess I’d say it had something to do with Cherry’s love of ice hockey? I’m going to think about this some more later.
“Ello!” wrote Sheeran in his baby-announcement post. “Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter.” He went on, “We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here.