'It's a girl's name, let's face it': An unimpressed Sir Bob Geldof begs Peaches to change his grandson's name
10:47 GMT, 28 April 2012
He's hardly one to talk about unusual baby names, having gone against the grain for all of his own three daughters.
Yuck! Bob Geldof wants Peaches to change her son Astala's name
But Sir Bob Geldof has certainly been left less than impressed about his daughter Peaches' taste in names.
The Boomtown Rats legend hates his grandson's title so much, he's even been begging her to change it.
Peaches gave birth to her first child last week and named the little boy Astala Dylan Willow Cohen-Geldof – a name both herself and her fiance Thomas Cohen had picked out before he was even born.
But she clearly doesn't have her father's agreement, as he pokes fun at the bizarre name and reveals he has asked the couple to think again.
He told The Sun: 'Yuck! What’s he going to be called in school Ass Stella It’s a girl’s name, let’s face it.'
Sir Bob could even be blamed for starting the trend of having unusual names in his family.
He has a daughter, Fifi Trixibelle, 29, who they named Fifi after his aunt's name and Trixibelle because his late ex-wife Paula Yates wanted a belle in the family.
They then also had 23-year-old Peaches, who has the middle name Honeyblossom, as well as youngest daughter, Little Pixie, 21.
And even his adopted daughter shares their odd names.
Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence-Geldof was Yates' daughter with Michael Hutchence, who died three years before Paula in 1997. Bob then became her legal guardian so she could grow up with her sisters.
Odd name choice: Peaches and her fiance Thomas Cohen found Astala's name in an obscure baby name book a few months before she gave birth
But Geldof has defended his own odd name choices because they all mean something and have special reasons for them.
And although he is not a fan of the tot's given name, Bob is ecstatic that he finally has a boy in the family, branding it 'great'.
He added to The Sun: 'I've swam in oestrogen my entire life, and now finally a little chap comes along'.
Peaches announced the happy news she had given birth last week on her Twitter page.
She wrote: 'yes, it's true – I'M A MUMMY!'
And added: 'My little boy is the most beautiful
thing in this world. When he holds @tomfromscum's finger with his hand
its the sweetest thing ever.'
A few weeks before the birth, Peaches told Hello!
magazine they had chosen out Astala's name.
She said: 'We found Astala in a baby name book – quite an obscure one. This is going to be a very stylish baby.
'I wanted a Jewish name because my fiance is a Jew and the name is the male version of Esther.'