Introducing 'Tiger' Slater

03/21/2008 at 01:59 AM ET

Nct3cbbjpgDancing on Ice judge Nicky Slater and his wife Christiane welcomed their first child in late February, but the couple have yet to decide on a name for their little boy.  However, the 49-year-old former ice dancer has nicknamed his son Tiger, a name he hopes to keep.

Christiane says we can’t call him that as he’ll be teased at school, but I’d like it in there somewhere — we’re looking at Luke Edward Tiger. We’re still just getting to know him — he could be a teddy or a tiger, you see!

Continue reading for more photos and to see what Christiane’s labor was like.

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While the couple may not have a name for their son, one thing they do know is that he has a funny sense of timing. Tiger arrived just four hours before Nicky was scheduled to appear on a live taping of Dancing on Ice. Afterward, Nicky jetted back to the studio for the show.

I had 22 seconds to put my mike on before it started. I had such a wonderful reception from the whole crew and the audience. It makes you realize how much love is out there.

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Speaking of Christiane’s labor, it went pretty easy, according to the couple.  Christiane went into labor on the evening of Saturday, February 23rd and gave birth the next day at 2:30 pm.  And from the get-go, she knew what kind of labor she wanted to have.

I wanted to have a home birth as everyone had told us it was the best experience.   

With Nicky adding,

I was in text contact with a midwife friend who reassured us all the way, and advised us when we should call the hospital. When the NHS midwife arrived at 10:30 am the next day she found the baby was ready to be delivered. It was incredibly easy and pain-free for Christiane.

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One thing that the couple does agree on is that they want to add at least one more baby to their family.  Christiane, who owns a dance company, states,

We both want at least two children and at 39 I knew I had to start straight away. Nicky is the perfect father, and he has been hands on from the start. He changes a nappy better than I do!

Source: Hello Magazine, March 25th issue

Thanks to CBB reader Carlie.

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lis on

Aww, I like the name of Tiger🙂

MB on

he says that her natural labor was pain free? haha i don’t think i buy that.

amy on

I can’t understand how so many people can’t name their babies weeks after they were born – bizarre!

Theryn on

While I wouldn’t say my natural birth was pain free it very nearly was. I wouldn’t describe my contractions as painful just very uncomfortable and intense and powerful. The only time they hurt was when I was forced to sit up in the car to get to the birth center. Pushing was painful until I found the right position and pattern. If allowed to progress without interference a confident mother can have a birth with little to no pain. It’s not guaranteed but it is certainly possible.

Good for them for having the birth experience that was best for them. If I have another child I will plan for a home birth.

Starlet on

Amy I don’t think it’s strange, I like the concept of getting to know your child first, see their face develop etc.

I think it is possible for very natural labor’s to have a lot less pain, especially if they are on all fours or in water. A Dr recently told me that being on your back to labor is the worse position and most painful, so it makes sense au natural might incur less pain!

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