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Elton John On Naming His New Son: This Is It!

Elton John On Naming His New Son: This Is It!

Elton John welcomed a new son with husband David Furnish on Christmas day via a surrogate and proudly named him Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John.

The 63-year-old English singer recently shared how they decided on the name of Zachary for their new bundle of joy.

“We have fulfilled a dream in finally becoming parents, and are so happy and excited at this very special time. Zachary is a gorgeous little baby and we are so proud of him,” Elton shared with US Weekly. “A friend gave us a book of baby names, and we started to flick through it, but we have always loved the name Zachary and kept coming back to it. In the end, we looked at each other, and put the book back on shelf, and said, “This is it!’”

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  • klutzy_girl

    I think it’s sweet about how they chose Zachary’s name!

    So happy for Elton and David! I’m glad their wish finally came true.

  • missy

    if the kid has any luck at all, neither of these creeps is the biological father. Hope they bought a surragate for that too!

  • Glamourous

    Congratulations on the new son, gents!

  • zzzz

    Maybe they waited so long to have a kid because only during the last few years has it become more common, more socially accepted. In any case, I’m happy for them.

  • StopbeingwhoyouR

    Radiation is the only cure…

  • to missy

    oh please grow up

  • StopbeingwhoyouR

    To Missy: Thank you for being so honest.

  • The Ugly truth

    A middle aged man and an ELDERLY man raising a newborn. Yeah, that’s the ” very best” situation for a child. How sad that we have reached a time when people can simply BUY babies as if they were pets, with no regard for the child’s upbringing.

    John will be SEVENTY THREE when the child is ten. SEVENTY THREE!!! Not to mention no mother around to nuture the poor kid. Anyone with even ONE gay male friend knows gay man’s primary focus is on sex, and only sex. That poor kid is destined to spend all his time with a Mexican nanny, except when being wheeled out for photo ops. Children are not acquisitions.

  • GV

    “Anyone with even ONE gay male friend knows gay man’s primary focus is on sex, and only sex.”

    Riiiight. And anyone with just ONE black friend knows that they all eat watermelon for breakfast, are left-handed, are tall and skinny, twice divorced and sleep on their belly on a green mattress.

    Sorry, “Ugly Truth,” but those of us who have far more than “just one” gay friend know that your line of thinking is complete B.S.

    Just living on my block alone, I can think of ten gay men, most of whom I know very well. I’ve attended two of those couple’s weddings. They all have far too much going on in their lives to have much time to think about “sex and nothing but sex.” They’ve got jobs (one is a doctor, one is an accountant, one is an engineer, one is a produce manager, one is a health club manager, etc.) , sports, artistic endeavors, night classes, renovating and lanscaping what they have made the most beautiful homes in the area, walking their dogs, volunteering to maintain the trees and flowers of an abandoned neighborhood church and cleaning up the neighborhood, planning vacations, caring for loved ones, raising their kids, etc., etc. etc. And I’m just talking about the various and diverse gay men living on my block.
    Go out and meet some more gay people and lose the ignorant idea that “if you’ve met one, you’ve met ‘em all.”

  • Mary

    Congratulations! :)

  • theresa

    StopbeingwhoyouR@ 12/30/2010 at 9:54 pm

    you’re are correct. radiation is the only cure for a diseased mind like yours. go and see your doctor about the treatment. as for this little boy, he will grow up having every advantage; nice homes, lots of money, the best education in the best schools; etc. and he will be loved

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  • Woody

    @The Ugly truth: I dunno man, I’m as straight as can be, and my primary and secondary focus is pretty much sex.