Terrence Howard Introduces Son Qirin Love

06/19/2015 at 04:45 PM ET

Meet the future heir of Terrence Howard‘s empire.

The actor introduced his fourth child, son Qirin Love, by sharing a sweet snapshot of the two sleeping together on Twitter Friday.

“A mythical ½ dragon ½ lion who glides above the land so as not to harm even a blade of grass… meet Qirin Love!” Howard, 46, Tweeted of his son’s name along with the photo of his bundled up newborn.

Prior to his baby boy making his digital debut, the Empire star teased his followers with the possibility of a picture. “Who would like to see a pic of Qirin Love?” he wrote hours before posting the father-son photo.

Terrence Howard son qirin love first photo
Courtesy Terrence Howard

Howard — already dad to Heaven, 17, Hunter, 19, and Aubrey, 21 — welcomed his first child with wife Mira in May.

“He’s beautiful and strong and a whirlwind and my wife is so happy,” he recently told Access Hollywood.

— Anya Leon

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melissa bailey on

Beautiful baby boy

Guest on

How do you pronounce his first name?

JulyFit on

What a precious photo! And I’m guessing it’s pronounced ‘Kieran.’ Perhaps?

Anonymous on

What a precious picture. Congratulations, Terrance.

Qirin Love on

Qiran is pronounced Keiran.

LindaBee on

Terrence is an amazing actor! He was fantastic if “Four Brothers”. Looks like he is a fantastic non-actor dad too.

VZ on

Nice picture.

Amy on

Beautiful baby..love that hair!

Leah on

That baby boy is beautiful! Congratulations to the happy family

Nicole on

Qirin looks like a little angel. Congratulations Terrence on your beautiful bundle of joy 🙂

life goes on on

Precious baby boy, proud dad

Anonymous on

Oh no! He has named his son wrong then because the mythical creature he says he got the name “Qirin” from it actually named “Qilin ” (pronounced chee-lyn). He’s changed the “L” for an “R” which means he’s no longer named after the mythical creature that he claims he is named after! Problem #2 is that he’s also wrong about it being a half dragon / half lion. It’s actually got the hooves of a horse, the body of a deer and the tail of an ox!

April L. Johnson on

What a beautiful angel. I wonder if Terrence is sleeping for real or just posing for the picture. Happy for you man. He’s a blessed child having a very talented and gifted actor such as Terrence Howard is for a father. I love watching him act. I love everything he’s in.
You have a beautiful family Terrence Howard. I love ‘Empire’. I must say that I was really surprised to find out that you could sing sir. You’re just full of surprises aren’t you?