Owen Wilson announces the name of his newborn son

After announcing he was to be father just days before his son was born, actor Owen Wilson has now named his five day old baby boy.

The Little Fockers star and his girlfriend Jade Duell have named their son Robert Ford Wilson. 

Although the couple have not talked publicly about their new arrival, the name Robert Ford is reminiscent of the famous American outlaw responsible for the death of Jessie James in 1882.

New Dad: Owen Wilson has named his newborn son

New father: Owen Wilson, pictured here last December in Los Angeles, has named his newborn son Robert Ford Wilson

The story of which was turned into a film called The Assassination Of Jessie James starring Brad Pitt and Jeremy Renner.

The baby was born last Friday in Hawaii and is the first child for the 42-year-old actor.

Owen and Jade had only announced four days previously, on January 10, that they were expecting a baby.

However it seems the new dad is taking it all in his stride.

'He has been doing research and learning as much as he can,' a source told U.S. Weekly magazine.

'He’s super into it and asks a lot of questions to make sure he knows what’s going on every step of the way.'

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