Kelly Rowland - Kelly Rowland to Simon Cowell: Don't name baby Simon
Kelly Rowland doesn't think her 'X Factor' USA co-star Simon Cowell should name his baby after himself and feels the tot should have his or her own identity.
Kelly Rowland doesn't think Simon Cowell should name his baby Simon.
The 54-year-old music mogul recently hinted he may name his baby with girlfriend Lauren Silverman after himself, but his 'X Factor' USA co-star believes Simon should allow the tot to develop his or her own identity.
She said: ''I don't know what the sex of the baby is, but whatever it is, just let the baby be. Don't let her name be Simone, or if it's a boy, Simon. Can you just give them their own identity?''
The former Destiny's Child singer - who sits on 'The X Factor' judging panel with Simon, Demi Lovato and Paulina Rubio - admits she is amused by Simon's impending fatherhood and looks forward to seeing him act as a doting dad.
The 32-year-old beauty laughed: ''The interesting part is hearing him say that he's not going to change diapers. Sike! I hope that one day there's a situation and I would be a fly on the wall to see how he would try to figure it out!''
While Kelly thinks Simon is an unlikely father figure, the 'Motivation' singer has a lot of respect for the music impresario and his honest - if ''harsh'' - criticism of contestants on 'The X Factor'.
In an interview with 'The Lowdown with Diana Madison', she said: ''He's actually really constructive ... Simon is harsh, but it's a method to his madness, which is what you kind of have to respect. I like Simon. I think he's very smart.''