Blur bassist Alex James is celebrating the birth of his first child - and the eccentric star has named his son GERONIMO.

The TENDER star also informed friends of family that wife CLAIRE NEAT gave birth in London's ST ELIZABETH HOSPITAL on Monday (16FEB04) in typically idiosyncratic fashion - he sent them all a mobile phone text message.

It read, "Geronimo! 8 pounds 2 ounces at 6.20 this morning. Mother and baby doing just fine. It's a little piece of forever."

23/02/2004 02:09