Jamie and Jools Oliver Name Their Son River Rocket

08/24/2016 at 04:05 PM ET

River Rocket Blue Oliver
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Welcome to the world, River Rocket!

On Wednesday, Jamie Oliver took to Instagram to officially announce his newborn son’s name.

“It’s probably polite to formally introduce the new boy to you, his names River Rocket Oliver we think it suits him and he’s a little gift and we are all very happy,” Oliver wrote.

But Oliver’s wife Jools had already revealed their son’s name on Monday, using a combination of both a framed print of the words “Dream Big River,” and a rocket ship emoji.

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The couple’s fifth child was born earlier this month, with Jools posting a sweet snap of their son breastfeeding to Instagram.

“Little baby boy Oliver has arrived we are so very happy, blessed, grateful and totally in love all over again and so very proud of our two eldest daughters who cut the cord,” she wrote. “Jamie was my hero.”

One thing Jools didn’t disclose at the time? A name for the newborn, who joins sisters Poppy Honey Rosie, 14, Daisy Boo Pamela, 13, Petal Blossom Rainbow, 7, and brother Buddy Bear Maurice, 5½.

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Though the story behind River’s name isn’t known, the proud new parents were likely a little relieved they didn’t have to come up with another girl name.

“We’re probably quite lucky it was a boy really, because we were out of names [for] girls,” the celebrity chef and restaurateur, 41, said in 2010 shortly after his older son Buddy’s birth.

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Callie on


Guest on

Another day, another boob! River Rocket? Those kids have the strangest names!!!

Lo on

Lots of love in this family…. Congrats and keep strong

Chloe on

What the what

Sunny on

Such a lovely family. So much love. So happy for them!!

jm on

Clearly stretching the limits with this name.

Guest on

At least it isn’t as bad as Buddy Bear Maurice! Shudder!

Hazel on

I like the name River. Rocket is odd. But whatever. Not the strangest I’ve heard. I know a girl who just had a baby boy and named him Roar. Yep….the sound a lion makes. SMH

Shazam on

Morons….naming kids is no cutesy joke….

Anonymous on

its actually River Rocket Blue, surname is Oliver

Sharon on

While I wouldn’t name my kids such colorful names, I have always liked this couple from the early days before they married and had children. They always seemed to care so much for each other, and for their children as they came along. Love Jamie’s cooking, and have tried some of his dishes, plus follow his healthy eating plan…amazing dishes with great ingredients. Adorable baby!

jayne on

Beautiful quirky name for a beautiful quirky family…wishing them every happiness.

Sarah on

I’m sorry, but I’m dying from laughter at “Buddy Bear Maurice.” Hopefully the kid can come up with a decent nickname for himself when he gets older.

Guest on

Beautiful little baby! Congratulations! River is also a wonderful, tranquil name. It evokes a calm wisdom.