Usher and girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea welcomed their baby girl in September

By Benjamin VanHoose
May 27, 2021 11:30 AM
Advertisement

Usher thinks his baby girl's name is a perfect fit!

The singer, 42, and his girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea welcomed daughter Sovereign Bo, their first child together, on Sept. 24, and while speaking with Extra this week, Usher — who is also dad to sons Naviyd Ely, 12, and Usher V, 13 — shares the meaning behind the 8-month-old's moniker.

"So, Sovereign, man, is such a beautiful word and name to me, you know, a supreme ruler is obviously the defined name," explains Usher, who's hosting the iHeartRadio Music Awards Thursday. "She's definitely ruling the household, but Sovereign Bo — Bo is at the end of it, so [she's] my little 'reign-bo.' "

Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday.

Usher introduced his baby girl to the world during a virtual appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in November, sharing the first photo of himself kissing the newborn's forehead.

"She looks like a little porcelain doll. She doesn't even look real," said host Ellen DeGeneres at the time, to which Usher joked, "You believe that until you have to change her diaper!"

"She came out early," he told DeGeneres. "She was scheduled to be a Scorpio but decided she had a different plan. Libras, you know, they kinda have their minds made up what they wanna do."

Jenn Goicoechea and Usher
Jenn Goicoechea and Usher
| Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

"It's funny because the umbilical cord was wrapped around her wrists. So she's pulling the thing, like, 'Pull me outta here, it's time to go!' " Usher recalled.

As for Usher's sons, "they're coping well" with having a new baby sister around and are "excited about being big brothers," he added. But at the same time, "they're a little bit too protective, even with me sometimes."

"And as they get older, I'm less cool of a dad, so now I'm starting this whole cycle over again and I'm kind of the apple of [Sovereign's] eye right now," Usher said.