Louis Tomlinson
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Louis Tomlinson is a dad now, making fans wonder if One Direction can technically be a boy band anymore. But they are happy to let it slide for now, as they join in Louis' celebrations.

The baby boy, named Freddie, was born on Wednesday, 27 January, afternoon in Los Angeles. On the same day, the 1D band-member posted on Twitter, "I'm pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday :) He is healthy and pretty amazing :) I'm very happy!!"

Louis then went on to express his excitement in a series of tweets, ranging from " Daddy daddy cool" to ":) :) :)". He finally posted a picture of the "little lad" and revealed that the baby's name is Freddie Tommo.

The fans, other than those that are still hoping "Larry" – the ship name for Louis+ Harry -- is a thing, are extremely happy for him.

Julie ♡ replied: "@Louis_Tomlinson Congrats Louis! You will be a GREAT father, I'm sure, we love you, we'll always be there for you no matter what"

1D Updates & News! Commented: "Aw Congrats Louis!! I'm so happy for you, you're going to be an amazing dad! Warm wishes to you & your baby boy"

Brandon Evans posted: "Congrats on becoming a Father @Louis_Tomlinson! What a huge exciting step. Supporting you always!"

However, some Larry fans haven't still given up hope:

Harry & Louis News: Awwww, I think it's really nice of Briana that she carried yours and Harry's baby Sending my love to all 4 of you xxxx

Overwhelmed by the support, Louis thanked his fans: "Thank you so much for the all nice messages :)"