Una Healy on being a new mum

Una on being a new mum and why she chose her daughter's name

Sat 7 Apr 2012

Una talks being a new mum and why she chose her daughter's name

The Saturdays singer Una Healy says becoming a mother to Aoife Belle - her first child with fiancé Ben Foden - last month has inspired her creatively because the little girl loves it when she sings to her.

She said: "She has a toy called Ewan the dream sheep, which makes sounds that mimic the noise of my heart when she was in the womb, and she loves that."

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"And she seems to like it when I sing to her. I'm writing her a song called 'Aoife Belle'. Having her has really inspired me to get back into writing music and playing guitar."

Although Una chose a traditional Irish name for her daughter, she still believes the moniker will sand out as she and Ben will raise the youngster in England.

She said: "I suspect people [at home in Ireland] are thinking, 'Why didn't she go for something more exotic?' because there are a lot of Aoifes in Ireland. But our baby is likely to grow up in England, where it is unusual.
"Wherever she goes in the world, though, people will know that she has Irish blood and that was important to me."

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