Published Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Robbie Williams and his wife are now the parents of baby girl Teddy. (© Getty)
Congratulations flooded in for the 38-year-old Take That star, on the arrival of Theodora Rose Williams.
A post on his website read: "Praise be, it's Theodora Rose Williams, affectionately known as Teddy.....
Born 3.33pm on 18.9.12, 7lbs 4oz...
Baby, mummy and daddy are all rockin...."
Robbie was in the London hospital when the baby was born, despite fears that touring commitments could mean he would miss the birth of his first child.
He said: "There's a plane on stand-by and if I get that phone call I've got to go."
Williams is the fourth member of the man band to become a father, after Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald.
Former Boyzone singer Ronan Keating also sent his congratulations to Robbie and Ayda via Twitter.
Robbie and Ayda, who is an American actress, said they had chosen a "very solid, old-school name".
"[There'll be] no mad celebrity baby name," he said before the baby's birth.
"I do have a sort of celebrity name but it's not Apple-esque. It's a very solid, old-school name."
Despite living in Los Angeles in recent years, Robbie was adamant his child would be born in England, and described children educated in LA as having "a massive sense of entitlement" and that they are "dull and dumb".
"I don't want to educate our baby in LA because I would much prefer her to have English sensibilities.
"I want the baby to have an English passport. We're still figuring out exactly whereabouts the baby is going to be brought up.
"I had a conversation with the wife last night about where we're going to end up but we still don't know."
Robbie and Ayda have been together for five years and got married in a lavish ceremony in Beverly Hills two years ago.
The singer found fame with boy band Take That in the 1990s before achieving huge commercial success as a solo artist, but he rejoined TT in 2010 for the Progress album and tour.
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