Nick Carter Shares First Photo of Son Odin Reign

04/30/2016 at 09:35 AM ET

World, meet Odin Reign Carter!

Nick Carter shared the first photo of his nearly 2-week-old son in an Instagram post Friday, picturing Odin swaddled, eyes squeezed tight.

“I just love how peaceful he is,” Carter, 36, wrote in the caption. “Daddy will be home soon Odin.”

Odin Reign Carter
Nick Carter/Instagram

Carter and wife Lauren Kitt Carter welcomed their son on April 19, after a waterbirth at their home. The couple prepped for Odin’s arrival with a Game of Thrones-themed baby shower at their Hidden Hills, California, home.

While Carter has been busy — with a solo tour and his appearance on Dancing with the Stars in the fall, where he first revealed his wife’s pregnancy — he has said that he wants to take time out from his busy schedule to pamper his wife.

And just a few weeks before Odin entered the world, Carter said he couldn’t be excited for his wife.

“That’s the No. 1 reason why I wanted to be with her for the rest of my life, because I know she is going to be the perfect mother,” he told PEOPLE in April. “She is going to be the perfect person to help me, because I don’t know everything, but I know her intelligence, her just heart, her love and her compassion. These are things that my child is going to need.”

— Adam Carlson

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Carolyn on


Anna on

Odin is an old nordic name. Odin is the main god in nordic mythology, he is Thors father. Beautiful and powerful name:)

bb on

AJ said he’d be the only one to “ruin” it and have a girl and so far he is still right! Every other guy in BSB has boys! The name of Nick’s baby, Odin Reign, is unusual, but not the worst celeb baby name by far. It does make me think of Odie from Garfield…but maybe that’s just me 😉

Zeke on

Bummer about the microcephaly.

Melisa on

Does the baby have microcephaly? Looks like it sadly

Lex on

Carter said he couldn’t be excited for his wife? Don’t they mean gd couldn’t be “more” excited? People mag needs new editors.

Anonymous on

Looks like a Zika baby.

Em on

Zika virus?

Kathy on

Why such nasty comments about the baby? Can’t you just say congrats, or nothing at all.

Zon on

It’s an unusual and unique name.

Reece on

That might just be the ugliest baby ive ever seen…. please no more pics

NoOne on

I know all babies are ugly when they are newborns but that is one ug-lay baby.

E on

Quit being so nasty- very bad karma! I think all babies are adorable…look at that gorgeous skin and all that hair!

Guest on

That is NOT a cute baby! Maybe because it was born in the water?

Mamato3 on

He does look like he has microcephaly. I hope it’s just the angle. He does have a sweet little face.

sara on

Adorable!! But I agree, he does look like he has microcephaly. Hopefully it’s just the angle…

Vicky on

The comments on here are sickening! You have nothing better to do than to judge a newborn? Are you medical personnel with your microcephaly and Zika virus diagnosis’? Nothing but a bunch of idiots! Adorable baby!

Hea on

We spell and pronounce it Oden here. Old Norse spelling is Óðinn.

Mom of 2 on

Those of you mocking and criticizing this sweet baby’s appearance disgust me! Congrats to Nick and his wife, the birth of a baby is the biggest blessing 🙂
He is adorable, enjoy him 🙂

Marla on

Love the name, he is so cute.

zoom on

Wow the person who said it looked like a Zika baby You are a crumb. You dont even have the guts to leave your same. The baby is adorable. Go crawl back under your rock.

Brooke on

Hate to say this, but he looks like a Zika baby

Anonymous on

I agree that everyone making comments about the baby having microcephaly are pigs. It’s probably just the angle of the photo. Assumptions make you all assholes.

Sophia on

He is such an adorable baby.

KL on

OMG he is sooo cute and chubby!! 😀 Love the name too !

Alecia on

Looks nothing like Nick!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂