It’s been less than one week since the birth of Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth’s first child together, but rumors are already swirling about the tiny tot. Fans are impatiently awaiting the official announcement about the child’s name as the rumor mill continues to pump out outlandish suggestions. One Direction fans have taken to Twitter to discuss the rumors, with many focused on one potential name in particular.
A vast majority of the band’s fanbase seems to believe Tomlinson, 24, and Jungwirth named their son Conchobar. While many fans struggled with how one would go about pronouncing such a name, even taking to social media to express their dissatisfaction with it, E! Online reports it’s simply a unique take on the traditional spelling of Connor. The site maintains that there is no confirmation that this is definitely baby Tomlinson’s name, but it has garnered the largest reaction from 1D fans. So what does this one of a kind moniker mean? It’s actually much deeper than it seems.
— Lu (@MariLoo_96) January 25, 2016
— 1Daf_☆☆ (@LifstyleCiki) January 25, 2016
— PURPOSE KING (@ikidrauhladdict) January 25, 2016
According to multiple sites, Conchobar has roots in both Irish and English heritage. It is said to mean “lover of hounds” in Celtic. The name was once popular among Irish kings, but has weakened in popularity. It has largely been replaced by the modernized, Connor, and other such similar names. BabyNamesPedia reports that Conchobar has not made it to a top 1000 most popular baby names list in quite some time, though Connor was the most popular boys name in 2012.
Conchobar isn't the only name floating around the internet. E! also reports that the couple may have named their son Sydney Rain, Wilson Oliver, and/or Jacob.
Tomlinson and Jungwirth welcomed their baby boy on Jan. 22. As was previously reported the news first broke after sources close to the new mom confirmed the child's birth to People magazine. Tomlinson later confirmed his son's arrival on Twitter, assuring fans that he was "healthy and pretty amazing."