The Stork Pays Sir Elton Another Little Visit

David Furnish and Sir Elton John, and their son Zachary in 2011 (AP Pictures)

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have confirmed that they’re fathers again, with the birth of their second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.

And this being a happy occasion, now is NOT the time to snigger at that double-barrelled surname. After all, there’s no way of combining a proper noun and a verb like that without making it look like a sentence, and John-Furnish looks like a name on its own.

And oh look! They’ve worked in the title to one of Sir Elton’s old hits, just like Sir Paul McCartney did with his daughter Walrus.

Last week, rumours were flying around that the pair had been delivered of a second boy – after Zachary, born in 2010 – from a surrogate, and initially they were denied, but today the newly doting fathers sent a statement to Hello! magazine that reads:

“Both of us have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable. The birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and perfect way. It is difficult to fully express how we are feeling at this time; we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement.”

And sleep deprivation. That’s a killer.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 13 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Music.

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