As 2013 draws to a close, there’s already one major event we’re looking forward to in the new year: the birth of Simon Cowell’s baby boy!

Now that we’re (almost) over our shock at learning the seemingly confirmed bachelor was expecting a baby with Lauren Silverman, we’re getting more and more excited to welcome the littlest Cowell to the world of reality TV shows and manufactured boy bands.

Simon seems pretty excited, too. He recently sat down with Extra’s Terri Seymour (who, by the by, is an ex of Simon’s) and spilled the beans on what he hopes to name the Heir to the X Factor Dynasty.

“My number one choice is Simon because I like the name,” he says (how are we not surprised?). Just in case that pick doesn’t get a thumbs up from the mama-to-be, Simon’s got a second choice: Eric, after his late father.

“His birthday is going to be very close to my dad’s birthday,” Simon explained. He adds that his father would be “amazed” if he knew Simon was going to be a dad. That makes him and everyone else on the planet.

As for his parenting philosophy, Simon plans to play it cool. “Don’t worry about things too much,” he says. “The way my brother and I were brought up it was kind of relaxed. There were no self-help books or any of that crazy stuff.”

The multi-millionaire also has big plans for Simon, Jr. “I want to teach him how to do my job as quick as possible,” he explains. “I want to pass the reins over. I really would like the idea of teaching him how to run the business.”

And so an empire is (almost) born.

Source: Extra


Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!