Another Simon Cowell in the works?

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Expectant father Simon Cowell says he'd like to name his son after himself, telling "Extra" correspondent (and former girlfriend) Terri Seymour, "My number one choice is Simon because I like the name." His second choice would be Eric, his own father's name, he said, noting the child's birthday "is going to be very close to my dad's birthday." The "X Factor" creator and former "American Idol" judge, 54, who's expecting a child around February with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 36, added he hoped the boy would follow him into the music industry. "I really would like the idea of teaching him how to run the business."

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