The hidden meaning in Peter Andre's newborn name - and how it links to her big sister

Peter Andre and Emily MacDonagh have finally revealed the name of their adorable baby girl after weeks of enlisting help from fans - and it holds a very special meaning.

The couple became proud parents again after welcoming their newest child into the world on Tuesday 2 April – a beautiful baby girl weighing 7lb 3oz. Now, they've decided on a name - Arabella Rose Andréa.

But it appears that the 'Rose' part of the tot's name relates to her big sister Millie, 10, as it was her name for the first few weeks of her life. They later decided against it as it "didn't suit her".

The couple finally revealed the newborn's name
The couple finally revealed the newborn's name -Credit:Instagram

Peter - who is also dad to who is dad to Junior, 18, Princess, 16, and Theo, seven - previously told OK!: "Millie didn't get her name for the first six weeks of her life, as we started with Rose before settling on Millie."

Emily was the one who shared the news of the newborn's name, with a sweet photo on Instagram. She captioned it: "It’s taken a while but after lots of deliberation we’ve finally decided. Arabella Rose Andréa. Thank you to the lovely Sarah Deakin @curation_studio for the beautiful photos!"

The newborn and sister Millie 'shared' a name
The newborn and sister Millie 'shared' a name -Credit:INSTAGRAM

Before they finally settled on Arabella Rose Andréa, Peter took to his social media to seek inspiration and advice from his army of fans. At the time, he revealed he'd narrowed it down to two, but said he and Emily were still undecided, saying: "Athena is also in the running. Not sure how ems feels about it but I LOVE it." He also told another fan that "Charlotte is also in the running. I like Charlie."

When the Mysterious Girl singer and his doctor wife shared their first adorable pictures of their bundle of joy with OK! when they announced her arrival the day after the birth.

Emily gave birth one month ago
Emily gave birth one month ago -Credit:Instagram/ @peterandre

Alongside photos of himself and Emily cuddling the little one, Peter said: "Just minutes old……We feel so overwhelmed right now. So happy to welcome our beautiful girl to the family.

"Mum and daughter are doing amazing. Born Tuesday 2nd April 2024, 7lb 3oz and thankfully very healthy. Baby has been spoilt with cuddles from Junior, Princess, Amelia and Theo who are all in love with their new little sister. As parents, we couldn’t be happier."