Paul Weller Names His Twin Sons Bowie and John Paul
It appears that the Jam's Paul Weller is so inspired by classic rock icons that he named his newborn twin sons after them. Weller and wife Hannah dubbed their twin sons, born Jan. 14, Bowie and John Paul.
We're going to offer an educated guess that Bowie is named after none other than David Bowie, while John Paul's moniker is a little more tricky. We wondered briefly if he might be named after Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, but it seems clear now the inspiration was the legendary Beatles songwriting tandem of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
A statement about the boys' birth was posted on Weller's website:
"Both boys are healthy and doing well following the birth and Paul and Hannah are thrilled and over the moon. Paul would like to thank his fans for all their well wishes over the last few months. Congratulations to Paul and Hannah."
Weller has been wed to Hannah since September 2010. The boys are Weller's sixth and seventh children. He has a grand total of seven children with four mothers. One of his daughters is named Dylan. Shall we assume that she was named after Bob? Maybe Bowie and Dylan can eventually write or perform a song together?
Weller will release another "baby" on March 26 in the form of a new album, called 'Sonik Kicks.'