Peter Andre has said he finds it flattering when a fan tells him they were inspired to name their children after his own.
Speaking in his new! magazine column, of which you can pick up a full copy out on stands now, the 47 year old said he’d had a few people over the years tell him they’d picked the name Junior – who he shares with ex Katie Price – for their kids.
He mentioned the fact after Mark Wright, who is married to Michelle Keegan, had personally asked Robbie Williams if her could use the name Theodore after revealing that would be their pick for his first child.
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Peter wrote in his new! column: “Mark Wright asked Robbie Williams for permission to steal his daughter’s name, Theodora, if he and wife Michelle Keegan have a child one day.
“I have a Theodore, so while he’s at it he may as well ask me too. LOL! Theodore and Theodora are beautiful names. They translate from Greek to “God’s gift”, or as some would say, “gift from God”.”
He added: “I’ve actually met two or three people at signings who have named their children after my Junior. I don’t mind at all, I think it’s very flattering! Mark’s a nice guy, so Robbie said yes, absolutely. Maybe they could call her Robadora!”
Former TOWIE star Mark has now revealed that though he and Michelle, 33, are not trying for children yet, they have decided what they want to name their first daughter.
Mark was interviewing Take That singer Robbie Williams on his radio show for Heart FM when talk turned to names.
Robbie, 46, has four children with his wife Ayda Field; seven-year-old Teddy, five-year-old son Charlton, one-year-old daughter Colette and four-month-old son Beau.
Mark, 33, used his chat with Robbie as an opportunity to get his approval to name his and Michelle’s daughter Theodora, like his.
Mark said: ”I’ve got something to ask you actually, in case this happens.
“Me and my wife, we’re not trying for kids yet, I’m gonna state that, however we hopefully one day will have kids and she loves both ‘Teddy’ and ‘Theodora’, right, and said – I mean she saw a picture I think of you and the family – and said ‘Oh I love that name so much’.
“I’m asking you, if it comes to it and she wants to call the kid Theodora or Teddy, are you gonna be alright with that?”
Robbie happily gave his blessing for the gorgeous couple to use the name and went on to explain that he himself loved the moniker after Keith Richards picked it for his daughter.