Lauren Goodger says it feels 'so special' to name baby daughter after herself
Lauren Goodger has said it feels “so special” to be able to name her baby daughter after herself.
The former The Only Way Is Essex star welcomed her first child, Larose, with boyfriend Charles Drury on Tuesday.
Revealing her baby girl’s name in an interview with OK! Online, Lauren said the moniker is a family tribute to herself and her great-nan.
The 34-year-old reality star told the website: “I decided to call her Larose because my great-nan was called Rose and I’m named Lauren Rose after her.
“So I decided to name my daughter after me. It feels so special to be able to name my baby that.”
Since welcoming little Larose earlier this week, Lauren has said she feels as though her “life is complete.”
In an Instagram post to her 787,000 followers, Lauren revealed she had given birth and shared a cute snap of her and Charles holding their baby’s tiny fingers.
She captioned it: “Welcome to the world our baby girl have arrived.... Mummy and Daddy are so in love with you.”
First time dad Charles also commented on the post writing: “I’m so proud of you and love you both so much. I can’t believe our beautiful little princess is here.”
Lauren said her unusual choice of baby name has already been given the thumbs by family and friends.
She said: “Charlie and I loved the name so much and came up with it together as it’s unique and we haven’t heard of anyone else who has it.
"I told a few of my close friends and they said go for it, it’s a beautiful name.”
The name rose is floral inspired, and Larose, which is French in origin, is said to mean someone that lived where wild roses grew.
Lauren, who famously dated childhood sweetheart Mark Wright from TOWIE for 12 years, began dating Charles, a 23-year-old builder and model in 2020.
The pair quickly moved in together during lockdown and announced they were expecting their first baby in January this year.
Charles is different to the rest of Lauren’s exes, who all seem to be from Essex.
Lauren said: “I don’t ever trust anyone 100%. He [Charles] is not from Essex. He was born in Surrey and lived in Nottingham. He’s different.”
She added: “He talks about ‘we’ – ‘when we go on holiday’ or ‘when we go out’. We don’t do anything separately. His intention is always ‘we.’”
And Lauren is not the only one with a famous ex – as Charles once dated Katie Price.
Shortly after Katie split with former boyfriend Kris Boyson, she was said to have moved Charles into her family home.
The romance didn’t last and Katie is now engaged to Essex car dealer Carl Woods.
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