Fans everywhere are laughing, crying and despairing at the genuinely nice news that One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson is set to become a dad.
The news broke yesterday that the 23-year-old is expecting a baby with LA-based stylist Briana Jungwirth.
Experts in the field of pure guesswork have already weighed in with their thoughts on what the baby will be called, giving odds on Louis naming the baby after one of his bandmates, ex-member Zayn's fiancee Perri and even the possibility he names his child after his good friend Naughty Boy.
Usually this sort of thing is reserved solely for royalty but as Betfair’s Novelties and Politics Trader Cormac Dowling points out, this is ‘stratospheric’ news, “given that the baby will officially be the very first descendant of One Direction. The boys are pop royalty.”
Fertility experts might suggest however that the child would only be a ‘descendant’ of One Direction if two of the band conceived the baby together – something many die-hard fans would probably be quite receptive towards – but this is sadly a biological impossibility.
1D: Crazy things Directioners say
1D: Crazy things Directioners say
1/20 One Direction
'I'm so jealous of everyone that meets One Direction. Then again if I met Harry I would hyperventilate, suffocate and die so...' - @m_a_g_z_i_e
2/20 One Direction
'If I ever received a tweet from anyone in One Direction I'd literally die on the spot and I want my obituary and tombstone to blame them.' - @aurosan
3/20 One Direction
'When I die, I want the One Direction 'Talk Dirty to Me' video displayed at my funeral, on a screen projected over my casket, playing non stop, thank you.' - @zaynlikespayne
4/20 One Direction
'I cannot speak I want to write the word 'love' everywhere and tell everyone I love One Direction more than anything ever.' - @sneezeharrys
5/20 One Direction
'I'm in the 'I'm gonna die alone with 8 cats and my posters of One Direction don't breath near me or I'll punch you' mood.' - @nouisteenagers
6/20 One Direction
'HARRY. YOU ARE NOT A GOD DAMN MAN WHORE. YOU ARE A CUPCAKE. JESUS.' - @daddyslittlelou
7/20 One Direction
When 1D were on the cover of GQ magazine: 'The GQ pictures make me want to stab myself in the uterus!' - @ziallsafari
8/20 One Direction
'I hope that I die before any of the boys in One Direction does cause I will not be able to even move if they go before I do.' - @pokeniall
9/20 One Direction
Another GQ response read: 'Holy. C**p. The boys on the cover of GQ magazine. Someone shoot me. Push me off a cliff. Stab me!' - @wafaastalks
10/20 One Direction
'Person: Why do you love One Direction? Me: Why do you breathe? Person: If I didn't I'd die. Me: Exactly.' - @idrugsharry
11/20 One Direction
'Don't hate on Louis you f**king a******s or I will shove bleach into your a******s and pull out your eyes with a spork.' - @fxkinlouis
12/20 One Direction
'When are you in public and a One Direction song comes on and your kidneys rupture and then you die.' - @harryhasbooty
13/20 One Direction
'If One Direction were falling off a cliff and I could only save one then I'd shoot myself so we could all die and meet in heaven' - @austinrahone
14/20 One Direction
''One Direction is goin' to be the next to break up'. If you don't shut up I will break your neck and pray for you to die.' - @bubblegumniall
15/20 One Direction
'My friend doesn't like One Direction and I told her that if she said something rude on Twitter she would die.' - @flashing1D
16/20 One Direction
'Do you ever feel like you want to scream and cry and laugh and smile and die because of One Direction. Because same.' - @chenloves1d
17/20 One Direction
'When Niall cuddles someone or something and his cheeks do the thing I die.' - @daintyiero
18/20 One Direction
'My parents always say 'They're gonna die down' and 'You'll grow out of them'. No f**k you I'm getting One Direction tattooed across my face.' - @calumshoran
19/20 One Direction
'Dear One Direction, you stole my heart but that's okay. I like my boys like I like my tea - hot and British with some Irish creme.' - @torii_rakusx
20/20 One Direction
'Imagine Niall barging into the church and saying 'I OBJECT' to your marriage because he loves you.' - @niamhabitat
Betfair have previously given odds on royal baby names. Earlier this year their top three predictions for Princess Charlote were ‘Alice’, ‘Elizabeth’ and, yes, ‘Charlotte’, although they were mocked for suggesting Kanye and Kim’s second child might be called ‘South West’.
The bookies have given odds of 12/1 that Louis’ baby will be named Johannah, after his mother, but have also thrown some other hilarious names in the ring.
They include ‘Zayn’ (25/1), ‘Sunita’ (40/1), ‘Jesus’ (100/1) and Naughty Boy (100/1).“For anyone expecting the pair to follow in the footsteps of Kimye and name their child after their favourite direction, it is 50/1 that the baby will be called One,” adds Dowling.
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