*British singer Dido, 40, and her husband Rohan Garvin welcomed a son over five months ago, but took the holidays as the opportunity to officially announce the birth.
They named the boy Stanley, after the unbalanced protagonist of Eminem’s 2000 duet “Stan,” who kills himself and his pregnant girlfriend. The track included Dido’s song “Thank You,” which Eminem sampled for the chorus. [Scroll down to watch the video.]
“I wanted to wish you all a very happy Christmas,” Dido posted to Twitter on Dec. 24. “I’m ridiculously excited about Stanley’s first Christmas this year!”
Dido’s expected motherhood wasn’t ever a secret, though. The singer had been scheduled to perform at the 2011 Oscars, where her 127 Hours collaboration with A.R. Rahman was nominated for best song, until her pregnancy prevented her from making the trip to Los Angeles.
Stanley was born in July at London’s Portland Hospital, reports the UK’s Daily Mail.