Cheryl and Liam Payne: their thoughts on babies in their own words

Cheryl and Liam Payne might be keeping quiet on the ongoing pregnancy rumours – but they haven't always been so secretive in the past. Both have previously spoken about their desire to start a family, and it seems Cheryl even has the name of her first baby firmly locked down!

Speaking in August 2014, the former X Factor star told GQ magazine: "I'd love kids. I'm obsessed with babies. Of course I've thought about baby names. A million times! I like Alfie for a little boy. I know that's what I was put on this earth to do. To be a mother."


Cheryl and Liam Payne have both spoken openly about their desire to have a family 

For his part, One Direction star Liam, 23, has also said he would love to be a dad. Speaking to Magic Radio in August 2015, he said: "I wanna have kids when, you know, I have the time, but at the moment life's so busy, and I wouldn't want to commit to something like that when I haven't got the necessary time for it yet. That's my careful planning ahead!"

Cheryl and Liam went public with their romance in February. They made a rare appearance together on Monday when they stepped out for a romantic dinner date in London – and managed to further fuel the baby rumours, with fans convinced they could see a bump through Cheryl's loose clothing.

The sweet couple went public with their romance in February

Bookmakers, meanwhile, have confirmed they have suspended betting on a baby announcement from the couple, following Cheryl's solo outing at a L'Oreal party in Paris at the start of the month.

A statement from William Hill confirmed that it is "not prepared to accept bets on whether Cheryl & Liam are expecting their first child as they believe that the pictures from Paris Fashion Week are self-explanatory".

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