Liam Gallagher says John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono informed him it was ”foolish” to call his son after The Beatles rocker.
The 47-year-old former Oasis singer met Yoko in 1999, the identical 12 months his eldest son Lennon was born, and has claimed the artist – who was married to John till he was shot useless in 1980 – thought the memorable moniker was ridiculous.
He recalled: ”Yoko stated, ‘I’ve heard you’ve got referred to as your son Lennon’.
”I stated, ‘Yeah’, she stated, ‘Why? Do you not suppose it’s kind of of a foolish title?’
”And I stated, ‘No, it’s kind of foolish being referred to as Yoko is not it? So Lennon it’s.’ ”
Yoko was reportedly frightened Lennon, now 20, would get ”picked on” in school for his title, however Liam – who has Lennon with Patsy Kensit, in addition to 19-year-old Gene with Nicole Appleton, 22-year-old Molly with Lisa Moorish, and seven-year-old Gemma with Liza Ghorbani – insisted the youngsters could be impressed by the moniker.
He added: ”And she stated, ‘Don’t you suppose he’ll get picked on at school?’ I used to be like, ‘Nah man, he’ll be buzzing with that title.’ ”
The ‘Shockwave’ hitmaker additionally revealed Yoko makes a ”good cup of tea”, and spoke about visiting her dwelling in New York City.
He stated: ”She requested me if I needed a go on the piano, I stated, ‘No you are all proper’. Then she confirmed us round.
”I stated, ‘That’s a very nice image of you’, she had hundreds around the piano.
”She appeared cool, Yoko, she had these shades on and a playsuit and I stated, ‘It’s a extremely cool image’ and she or he stated, ‘That was John’s favorite’.”
Liam stated Yoko gifted him and his older brother Noel, 53, a flower to put on at Oasis’ live performance in Madison Square Garden, however claims Noel – whom he has been in a bitter rivalry with since Oasis break up in 2009 – refused to put on it.
He informed the Sunday Mirror newspaper: ”It was her favorite and she or he goes, ‘John wore it on the gig with Elton’. There was one for me and Noel, so I stated, ‘Here, that is from Yoko’ and he went, ‘I ain’t carrying a f****** flower’ and he launched it.”