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Pharrell Williams named son after Elton John song

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Feb 07, 2014 | 7:56am EST

Singer/rapper Pharrell Williams has confirmed long-running rumours suggesting he named his son Rocket after a song by Sir Elton John. The producer and musician is father to five-year-old Rocket, with his wife Helen, and rumours suggested the youngster's middle name was 'Man' in reference to Elton John's anthem Rocket Man. Williams has now revealed the rumours about Rocket's middle name are not true, but he did name his son after the veteran singer's huge hit. He tells the BBC's Newsbeat, "I really respect Elton John's music... Contrary to popular belief, Rocket's middle name is not Man. But Elton John's Rocket Man song was a part of it and also Stevie Wonder's Rocket Love."

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