The sweet meaning behind Jamie Redknapp's new son's name – with tribute to his wife Frida's family

The sweet meaning behind Jamie Redknapp's new son's name – with tribute to his wife Frida's family

11/24/2021

JAMIE Redknapp melted fans' hearts when he revealed his newborn son's adorable name today.

But The Sun can reveal how baby Raphael Anders was actually a tribute to his wife Frida Andersson's family.




Former footballer Jamie, 48, announced his new wife Frida delivered a healthy baby boy – five weeks after their secret wedding.

Frida's family are from Sweden, where she was born.

And a source told The Sun it was important that their son had a Swedish connecion.

The insider said: "Jamie and Frida wanted to give him a Swedish name too, and Frida loved her late grandfather Anders so they named him after him."

In a sweet message to fans online, Frida also revealed the newborn's sweet nickname.

She wrote: "Our Viking has arrived. Feeling beyond blessed to have welcomed this precious little boy, Raphael Anders Redknapp,to our family.

"A big thank you to all the wonderful doctors and nurses at Chelsea Westminister Hospital."

Frida, 38, has lived in London since her modelling career took off, and has posed for top brands such as Escada.

The doting mum has three sons and a daughter from her former marriage to American hedge fund manager Jonathan Lourie.

Meanwhile Jamie is already a dad to sons Beau, 13, and Charlie, 17, with his ex-wife Louise Redknapp.

Cosied up to his sleeping newborn, Jamie told fans today: "Meet Raphael Anders Redknapp.

"We’re so In love, mum is doing so well too.

"We can’t thank the amazing doctors and nurses at the Chelsea and Westminster enough.

"So excited for him to meet my boys."

Frida was Jamie’s first serious relationship since splitting from pop star Louise, 46, in 2017, with their divorce finalised two years later.

The former golden couple separated after 19 years of marriage after the singer took part in Strictly Come Dancing.

Jamie's ex Louise revealed in her autobiography she regrets not putting more effort into trying to save her marriage.

She wrote: “I wish I’d tried. I want to say to anyone thinking of running: Just slow down. Don’t run. Because once you run too fast, you can’t make up the ground you’ve lost.

"Stop, say what you think, don’t be afraid to say what’s really going on. You don’t have to be quiet.”

But Jamie has happiled moved on with his Swedish model wife – who he wed in front of 30 close family and friends at a discreet ceremony on October 18.

They were sapped leaving Chelsea Old Town Hall, west London, where he'd been congratulated on his nuptuals by Jamie's dad Harry Redknapp.

The ceremony marks the second wedding for both Jamie and Frida – who was heavily pregnant at the time.




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