Geri names newborn for George Michael

Aletha Wilkinson

Geri Horner – you may know her better by her maiden name, Halliwell – has had her second child, and named him in honour of her close friend George Michael.

The 44-year-old singer and her husband, Christian Horner, 43, welcomed Montague George Horner, otherwise known as "Monty", into the world on Saturday, Jan 21.

Baby 'Monty' George's foot. Source: Instagram/therealgerihalliwell

"Geri wanted George to be a part of Monty's life, so she felt it only fitting that her newborn have a middle name after the star," a source told the Mirror.

Geri posted a tasteful black and white photo of Monty's foot after his delivery, with the caption, "Montague George Hector Horner arrived this morning, a beautiful little brother for Bluebell and Olivia #amazing-day #grateful #monty