Fans reckon they've figured out Liam Payne and Cheryl's baby name.

Now that One Direction appears to be all but a distant teenage wet dream, the band’s fans have been left with a lot of time on their hands.

And this time has led some fanatics to discover what could be the name of one of the singers’ newborn bub.

Liam Payne and fellow pop star Cheryl, whose pregnancy was kept well away from the public eye, are yet to officially announce the name of their child born earlier this year.

Fans desperate for details have been surviving on a single Instagram pic of Liam holding their “beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9″… until now.


Using some next level powers of deduction, some eagle-eyed followers may have stumbled upon dear baby Payne’s “actual” name on celebrity birthday website, Famous Birthdays.

The mysterious listing names a ‘Taylor Payne’, born on the 22nd of March 2017, which is – wait for it – THE SAME DAY as baby Payne was born.

Listen: Monique Bowley and Bec Judd talk shotgunning baby names on Hello Bump (post continues after audio…)

And because this information is 100 per cent credible and not based on speculation at all, fans have been quick to point out the notoriously private couple did in fact share the name ‘Taylor’ as one of their favourites, with Liam telling Hits Radio, “Yhat’s what I’m going to call my first child if I had children.”

Whether or not we finally have a name for the couple’s child remains uncertain, but what we do know is that no matter how long ago it was, your words can always come back to bite you.