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Heartbreaking meaning behind singer James Arthur's new baby name one year after girlfriend's ectopic pregnancy

By Merryn Porter |

British singer-songwriter James Arthur has become a dad for the first time, announcing his daughter's birth in a moving video.

But the newborn's classic English rose name also has a heartbreaking connection.

Not only is it the name of a song he has penned, but he previously revealed he and his long time girlfriend had chosen the name during an earlier pregnancy, which ended in miscarriage.

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James Arthur has announced the birth of his baby daughter to the world. (Instagram)

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Arthur, 34, who rose to fame after winning the British reality TV show The X Factor, announced his daughter's birth overnight in a short video on his Instagram account.

The video started with a black screen and the words, "In the last few days, someone made an unexpected arrival."

A heartbeat can be heard before a black and white video shows Arthur cradling a baby in his arms as she holds his finger tightly. His own voice then starts singing, "Darling you're my blood, you are my heartbeat. You have my heartbeat."

His hands bear his distinctive tattoos, including "Emily." ? He shared the post with the comment, Heartbeat, the post was shared with the comment, "Dear Emily, Welcome to the world."

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James Arthur with a young co-star on the set of he music video for the song Emily. (Instagram)

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Many of his famous friends rushed to congratulate the singer, including Dean Lewis, who wrote, "Brooo Congrats!!"

Arthur has previously revealed he penned the lyrics to the song Emily while his on-off girlfriend of many years, Jessica Girsts, was pregnant.

Speaking on the Andy Jaye Podcast, An Hour with James Arthur last year, he was asked about the origins of the song and if it was about an unborn child.

He said it had been written when Girsts was in the early stages of pregnancy.

"She was pregnant. Sadly it didn't work out. It wasn't far, it was a couple of months and she had an ectopic pregnancy. So she lost the child, and I didn't really want to talk about it," he said.

"But she actually said 'I think it's really important that you do' C just because there's so little information, and I would echo that actually."

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