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Joey McIntyre Names His Son Griffin Thomas

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Joey McIntyre and his wife Barrett have named their son Griffin Thomas McIntyre, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The couple welcomed the new kid on the block Wednesday, but the former boybander was admittedly anxious when PEOPLE caught up with him Nov. 15 at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors annual Road to a Cure Gala in Beverly Hills.

“I’m just blessed, you know, absolutely blessed and, you know, life is the biggest blessing of all and you know there’s no end to it. Being a dad, I can’t wait,” McIntyre, 34, said.

As for advice he and his wife, 29, are receiving, he added, “A lot of people just say, ‘Listen, you know I could tell you a million different things, but you have to learn it on your own,’ which makes a lot of sense.”

One thing they did on their own was a travel-themed nursery for young Griffin – but not too over the top, he described.

“There’s a picture of a plane, there’s a picture of a train … I like the sense of travel. … I’ve had the fortune of traveling a lot, and then going around the world and learning different cultures and people, and I think if we all had the chance to do that, it would be a better world. So, I hope my son does that.”

Reporting by JED DREBEN and MICHELLE TAN