In an interview with one of his former girlfriends, Extra‘s Terri Seymour, Cowell revealed he has two variants for the name of his unborn child with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, and explains his reasons.
“My number one choice is Simon because I like the name,” he said.
Number two is his father’s name, Eric: “His birthday is going to be very close to my dad’s birthday.”
Regarding parenting, he revealed he plans to raise his son in the same way he grew up.
“Be cool about it, and don’t worry about things to much… the way my brother and I were brought up, it was kind of relaxed. There were no self-help books.”