Russell Brand names newborn daughter Mabel
Russell Brand has named his newborn daughter Mabel.
The 41-year-old comedian and his fiancée Laura Gallacher welcomed their little girl into the world on Sunday (11.06.16) and, although they want to raise her as a gender neutral, have picked out the sweet moniker for her, according to the MailOnline.
The funny man told the audience at his gig at the Nottingham Playhouse, East Midlands, over the weekend that he had to rush off after the show to get back to Laura and their new baby.
Fan Daniel Crann, 29, said: "He didn’t confirm if it was a girl or a boy. He was conscious of the clock and made sure he was off stage by just approaching 9pm as he ‘needed to get down the f***ing M21 as my girlfriend has just had a baby’."
The ‘Get Him to the Greek’ star previously said he and Laura had decided not to find out the sex of their baby until the birth and are keen to let the little one grow up attached to the gender she wants.
He said at the time: "We don’t know the gender I may not even ever impose a gender upon it, let the child grow up and be the whatever the hell it is, never tell it there is such a concept."
However, Russell – who was previously wed to pop superstar Katy Perry – revealed it is Laura who makes all the important decisions involving their lives, and his opinion is "secondary".
He said: "[Laura is] decorating the nursery. Around domestic issues, my vote is often secondary … Or the vote of my gender at least, so I will just wait to see what is determined."
The pair – who have been dating since last year – now live in the countryside and keep chickens, something which the ‘Arthur’ actor says suits him as he’s "much happier" with his current lifestyle than he was when he was playing the fame game in London.
He said: "It is very calm. I look at the chickens; they hatch some eggs. Basically I’m like a village idiot – just looking at livestock.
"There is constant conflict between the primal drives: the drive to procreate, the drive to survive, and the drive to have status. But I am no longer deluded as to what may provide happiness.
"I’m so much happier over the course of the day to see one or two people and a few chickens, that’s a good way of living."