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Russell Brand's baby name revealed!

Gemma Strong

The gender and name of Russell Brand's baby have been revealed. According to the Daily Star, the British comedian and his fiancée Laura Gallacher are the proud parents of a baby girl they have named Mabel.

Russell has previously suggested that he would like to raise his child to be gender-neutral. During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show ahead of the birth, he said: "We don't know the gender. I may not even ever impose a gender upon it, let the child grow up and be whatever the hell it is."

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Russell Brand and Laura Gallacher have reportedly welcomed a baby girl named Mabel

Of his preparations for parenthood, he added: "I read a different book every week to mentally prepare me for it. I don't know that it has prepared me for it!"

News that Russell, 41, and 27-year-old Laura had welcomed their baby was revealed earlier this week. The star reportedly made the big announcement during a performance at the Nottingham Playhouse on Sunday.

Audience member Daniel Crann told the Mirror: "He didn't confirm if it was a girl or a boy. He was conscious of the clock and made sure he was off stage by just approaching 9pm as he 'needed to get down the M21 as my girlfriend has just had a baby.'"

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Laura pictured with her older sister Kirsty Gallacher

In a recent interview with the Evening Standard, Russell shared his excitement at the prospect of becoming a first-time father. "I feel lit up by the idea," he said. "I'm very excited about becoming a dad and I'm preparing myself. I am just getting ready to be with a new little person and see what it is they want."

Russell and Laura - who is the younger sister of TV star Kirsty Gallacher - have had an on-off relationship for a number of years, but reportedly settled down following a romantic break to Rome in 2015. 

Congratulations to the happy couple on their baby's safe arrival!

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