Elton John and David Furnish are dads

12:28, 28 December 2010
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Sir Elton John is a father...

Sir Elton John is a father. The boy was born on Christmas Day. And he shall be Levon. Or, more accurately, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, the singer`s publicist said late Monday, according to CNN.

"We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment," John and his long-time partner, David Furnish, said in a statement. "Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents."

John and Furnish formalized their relationship in a much-publicized civil partnership ceremony in 2005 after 12 years together. The ceremony was held at the Windsor Guildhall -- the same venue where Britain`s Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles married. John has a residence in Windsor, outside of London.

The baby was born in California via a surrogate, according to Fran Curtis, a representative for the couple. Curtis said she would not discuss the details of the surrogacy arrangements.

Like his namesake in John`s early 1970s hit "Levon," the baby boy was born on Christmas Day and weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, Curtis said.

In addition to "Levon," where the couple apparently snatched one of the baby`s middle names, other classic John songs are likely to take on new meaning, such as "I Guess That`s Why they Call It The (Baby) Blues" and "I`m Still Standing" for the toddler years.

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