Louis Tomlinson has shared the first picture of his newborn baby son. 

The One Direction singer, 24, took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to reveal not only a tender image of his first child – born to former flame Briana Jungwirth, 24 – but also his full name, Freddie Reign. 

In the touching black and white snap, the boyband heartthrob stands shirtless as he cradles his sweet little lad for an intimate selfie.

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Louis captioned the heartwarming image, in which you could also see the tattoo enscribed across his chest: ‘Meet my little lad, Freddie’.

Then minutes later he tweeted that the little tyke will carry his last name Tomlinson, writing: ‘Freddie Tommo’.

Shortly after, the British star, who is currently in California spending time with his newborn, added his gratitude to his fans for their well wishes: ‘Thank you so much for the all nice messages :)’.

Fans of the Steal My Girl hitmaker have also picked up on the fact that his former 1D co-star Zayn Malik has liked a retweeted picture of Louis with Freddie on Twitter. 

Meanwhile, Briana – who gave birth a week ago – also shared a photo of the baby boy on Instagram, revealing that his middle name is Reign.

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The picture showed the little boy bundled up in her arms as she lay in a hospital bed, and she captioned it: ‘1/21/16. Freddie Reign. Love of my life.’

Fans had speculated before Louis revealed his son’s moniker that he’d named the boy Sydney Rain. 

However, on Wednesday he dispelled such talk, revealing that he and his ex-girlfriend Briana had settled on a much more traditional name for the child.

Louis proudly confirmed the birth of his son on Saturday, after rumours of the birth were spread online by his loyal fans over the previous 24 hours. 

The excited star posted on Twitter: ‘I’m pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday 🙂 He is healthy and pretty amazing, I’m very happy!!’ 

He then indicated he was relishing his new status as a parent as he added: ‘Daddy daddy cool,’ moments later.

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Source: Dailymail