Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown has named her new daughter Angel Iris Murphy Brown. (at one point her daughter was rumored to be named Fortuna Daphne Bay)
The little girl, born on April 3rd, is named in part after Eddie Murphy, whom Melanie, 31, says is the baby’s father. Eddie, 46, has said he wants a paternity test.
“Melanie spent a while deciding on the baby’s name,” a friend of the singer tells People magazine. “It was inspired by a number of things.”
On Tuesday, Melanie, who lives in Los Angeles, explained the name in a brief statement released through her London reps.
“Angel, as she was my little angel through my pregnancy,” she said. “Iris, as it’s my grandma’s name, Murphy because he’s the dad and Brown because I’m the mum!”
Angel Iris is the second child for Melanie. She has an 8-year-old daughter, Phoenix Chi, with her ex-husband, dancer Jimmy Gulzar.
In March, Eddie’s new girlfriend, film producer Tracey Edmonds, told Chicago’s Power 92 radio station of Eddie: “There’ll be a paternity test and if it’s his then he’ll be responsible.”
Great to hear the real name!