Jason Derulo Explains Why He Named Newborn Son After Himself

Jason Derulo, Jena Frumes

Jason Derulo Explains Why He Named Newborn Son After Himself

It’s about family legacy.

PUBLISHED ON : JULY 11, 2021 / 11:50 AM

Written by Vance Brinkley

Jason Derulo was so excited about the birth of his son that he gave him his name, Jason King Jr. And it’s not all about ego. 

The fact is that he's happy to have a boy to carry on his family's name.

In a recent interview with People, Derulo discusses raising his newborn with actress/singer girlfriend Jena Frumes. Since the child’s birth on May 8, he has learned about frequent late-night feedings, discovered his son’s love for music, and the importance of family legacy.

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"My brother has girls, and my sister has a girl, so I knew we needed a boy to carry on the name, literally. We needed to have a boy because the Derulo name was out," Derulo tells the publication. "I spoke him into existence."

Derulo tells People that he decided to name him after himself because his son would have the responsibility of carrying the name.

"I wanted my name to continue to thrive, and I also thought that it would bring me closer to him," Derulo says of the name choice.”

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Although his face hasn’t been revealed yet, Derulo’s son may be in the social spotlight very soon. The singer has a TikTok already created for the infant, which is a social platform that Derulo is popular for, as well as a few photos of him being held by the singer in a number of Instagram photos,  according to the report.

 

"Some things are sacred, and he's just a newborn. It's pretty incredible waking up every morning to a ball of sunshine. It's a whole new world that I didn't know existed, and I'm really, really thankful." he tells the publication.

(Photos from left: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for CATS, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV)

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