Elton John & David Furnish Introduce Elijah Joseph Daniel

Sir Elton John and David Furnish introduce their son Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John on the cover of Hello!

Baby Elijah looks as sweet as can be with his parents and big brother Zachary, 2. The famous dads share their joy and open up out naming their second son.

The Rocket Man singer and his husband welcomed their second child with the help of a surrogate mother on January 11, and each of his names has a different significance.

”I have always liked names that have resonated over hundreds of years,” Elton shares. “When we were discussing the name of our second child, we liked the sound of Zachary and Elijah together, there is a nice rhythm to the two names.”

”We chose the name Joseph because we liked it, and it also reminds us of a much-loved rescue dog who lived with us for many years,” the British singer adds.

David explained Elijah’s second middle name is in honor one of Elton’s singles from 1973, as with Zachary, who was born in December 2010.

He added: ”One of Zachary’s middle names, Levon, is the title of an Elton John song. We chose it because there is a line in the song ‘He was born on Christmas Day’ – and of course Zachary was born on December 25, 2010.”

”So we also wanted to give Elijah one of Elton’s songs in his name. ‘Daniel’ has been a significant name in Elton’s career and it has always been one of my favourite songs so it was a perfect choice,” David shares.


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  1. I’m so happy that Elton David finally have their beautiful little dream family 🙂 The story that they’ve shared about desperately wanting to adopt a little boy from Russia-living with AIDS in an orphanage-who they’d formed an incredible bond with, and still fought to adopt despite being denied repeatedly, really broke my heart. (Reportedly they still support him financially and take care of his medical needs which is so lovely.)

    In any case, both little boys are absolute dolls and Elton has said that it’s crucial to him that the surrogate who carried them always remain in their lives and that they always know/understand the stories of their conception & birth which I think is wonderful 🙂 Happy for the family!

  2. Wonderful for them, but seeing as they are a same sex couple (no judgement), girls may have been better because traditionally (and again not fullproof) girls need their father, and boys need their mother. Beautiful babies!

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