By peoplestaff225
Updated December 17, 2009 01:00 PM

Not only do Robin Thicke and Paula Patton know the sex of their baby-on-the-way — it’s a boy! — the couple have even settled on a name: Julian.

In a new interview with, the 32-year-old singer says that although he’s looking forward to fatherhood, he’s also battling some first-time dad jitters.

Cognizant of the awesome responsibility which awaits him, Robin says he’s ready to roll up his sleeves. “You can’t have the amazing joy a child brings without work,” he notes, “like you can’t have a great woman or man unless you put in work.”

Of course, all work and no play would make Robin and Julian dull boys and — to that end — there are major plans for fun. Robin says he’s looking forward to teaching his son how to play basketball, among other things! He continues,

Julian is due in May. Robin’s new album, Sex Therapy, is available now.