Little Mix star Perrie Edwards reveals name of newborn son and shares photos

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Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards has revealed the name of her newborn son, and shared a full photo of him for the first time.

The 28-year-old welcomed baby Axel with footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on August 21, announcing his arrival to fans on social media a day later.

Edwards posted two photos on Instagram showing Axel (an anagram of his father’s name) wrapped in a blanket and wearing a baby blue knitted hat.

She wrote: "2 weeks of loving you. I’ve never felt love like this before! Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain".

Band mate Leigh-Anne Pinnock gave birth to twins with footballer fiance Andre Gray just days before Edwards welcomed her first child into the world.

Edwards announced she was pregnant in May, sharing a photo of her bump on Instagram alongside the caption: "So happy to be on this wild journey with my soulmate. Me + Him = You. We can’t wait to meet you baby Ox!"

A second photo showed Oxlade-Chamberlain, with whom she has been in a relationship since early 2017, cradling her from behind.

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He wrote on his own page: "Anyone got any advice on how to change nappies? so grateful and excited to become a dad. bring on the sleepless nights."

Edwards confirmed their romance in February 2017 after weeks of speculation, sharing a photo on Instagram showing them kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Little Mix formed on The X Factor in 2011 and have become one of the country’s biggest-selling girl bands.

They left Simon Cowell’s Syco Music for the RCA label in November 2018.