Inside the sweet meaning behind Jamie Redknapp’s newborn’s name with nod to Frida’s family

Jamie Redknapp’s wife, Frida Andersson, said she felt “beyond lucky” to have welcomed the couple’s first child into the world.

The couple, who married in October, announced the birth of their baby yesterday by presenting it via their social media.

Frida introduced the tot to her 32,000 followers saying, “Our Viking has arrived” followed by a red heart emoji.

The 38-year-old continued: “To feel more than blessed to have welcomed this precious little boy, Raphael Anders Redknapp, into our family.”



Frida Andersson shared the first photo of herself with her newborn baby
Frida Andersson shared the first photo of herself with her newborn baby

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The name Raphael Anders is a nod to Frida’s family, originally from Sweden, where she was also born.

A source close to the family told The Sun it was important that their son had a Swedish connection.

The insider said, “Jamie and Frida wanted to give her a Swedish name as well, and Frida loved her late grandfather Anders, so they gave her his name.”



Proud dad Jamie is seen kissing little Raphael on the head while he sleeps
Proud dad Jamie is seen kissing little Raphael on the head while he sleeps

In her message to fans online, Frida also revealed the newborn baby’s Scandinavian-inspired nickname.

She wrote: “Our Viking has arrived,” a second nod to her Swedish ancestors, before thanking the hospital staff:

“Many thanks to all the wonderful doctors and nurses at Chelsea Westminster Hospital.”



Loving parents Jamie and Frida hold on to baby's hand
Loving parents Jamie and Frida hold on to baby’s hand

Frida shared the first photo of herself cuddling her newborn son Raphael Anders Redknapp on her Instagram page, after Jamie announced the toddler’s arrival.

The photo shows the new mom looking blissfully happy in a dark blue shirt while her son, who wears the same color pajamas, sleeps on her chest.

In the post, Frida shared more snaps of the couple’s bundle of joy, one of which sees former professional footballer Jamie, 48, kissing his son on the forehead as he sleeps.



Jamie Redknapp announced the arrival of her baby moments before Frida shared the photos
Jamie Redknapp announced the arrival of her baby moments before Frida shared the photos



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Proud daddy Jamie shared his excitement for his eldest sons Charley, 17 and 13, Beau, to meet their new baby brother as he ended the caption with: “So excited for him to meet my boys”.

Jamie and Frida both have children from previous relationships. Former soccer star Jamie shares his sons with his ex-wife Louise, who is said to have been “bowled over” by the news of Frida’s pregnancy.

While Frida shares four children, three boys and a girl, with her ex-husband Jonathan Lourie.

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