Matthews Names Baby After Tom Jones

Former CATATONIA star CERYS MATTHEWS has given birth to her first child - and has named her newborn son JONES because she went into labour on the way to see her idol TOM JONES perform in concert.

The ROAD RAGE singer is such a huge fan of her fellow Welsh crooner, she wrote THE BALLAD OF TOM JONES about him and later duetted with the star on her hit single BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE.

And she was so stunned her contractions started en route to Jones' gig, she immediately phoned the SEX BOMB star to inform him she would name her child after him.

She reveals, "We checked with the midwife and she said it would be OK.

"But we came back because the twinges had started.

"I'm doing pretty well. It's just pretty amazing. I've had a surreal bit of Wales now."

The 36-year-old mother has yet to decided whether Jones - already a common Welsh surname - will be the baby's first or middle name.

14/07/2005 01:56


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