Louis Tomlinson shares first photo of newborn son, and reveals name

Gemma Strong

Proud new father Louis Tomlinson has shared the first photo of his week-old baby boy, who has been named Freddie Reign Tomlinson. The 24-year-old One Direction star uploaded a black and white snapshot on Wednesday evening that shows him shirtless as he cradles his tiny son. "Meet my little lad Freddie," he captioned the sweet photograph.

He then went on to thank his nearly eight million Twitter followers, writing: "Thank you so much for all the nice messages."

Louis Tomlinson has shared the first photo of his son Freddie

Louis' mum Johannah reposted the image a short while later, captioning the image: "My boy with his boy – Louis & Freddie."

Louis and his former flame Briana Jungwirth welcomed their son on 21 January, with the new father announcing the happy news on social media. "I'm pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday. He is healthy and pretty amazing. I'm very happy," he tweeted.

Briana, meanwhile, has also shared a photo of their little boy on Instagram, taken moments after he was born. It shows the new mum gently kissing the new arrival as she cuddles him in her hospital bed, and she captioned the picture: "1/21/16. Freddie Reign. Love of my life."

1/21/16. Freddie Reign. Love of my life💙

A photo posted by Briana Jungwirth (@brianaashleyjungwirth) on

New mum Briana Jungwirth shared this sweet snapshot of her baby boy

Louis is determined to be as involved as possible in his baby son's life, and it has been claimed he is paying £10,000 a month in child support – amounting to £2million over his lifetime.

"Louis is doing everything he can to provide for mother and baby," a source told the Sun. "He's very wealthy but is still being hugely generous in the amount he is giving… He's taking being a dad very seriously."

Over half of the money will reportedly go on a £4,200 a month rent for a four-bedroom house in Calabasas where Briana can live with Freddie. Louis, meanwhile, is renting his own home nearby so that he can be close to his son.

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