COLLETTE Dinnigan and her husband are in celebration mode following the birth of their first child together.
The 47-year-old fashion designer gave birth to a son - Hunter Desmond David Dinnigan Cocks - on Monday at the Mater Hospital in Crows Nest.
Baby Hunter, who weighed 4kg at birth and was born naturally, is Dinnigan's first baby with Bradley Cocks, 36, a co-founder of premium hotel website kiwicollection.com and a style lover who hopes to one day open a luxury hotel with his wife.
Hunter joins Estella Dinnigan Wilkins, seven, the designer's daughter to former partner, TV entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins.
Yesterday as friends described Hunter as "thriving" and "gorgeous", family sources said in naming her longed-for son, Dinnigan has honoured her father Desmond, who is in poor health.
"Dessie hasn't been well for a while so this will surely be a shot in the arm to him," they said.
Dinnigan, said sources, had for some weeks been keeping active in the hope of "hurrying things along".
"She was absolutely ready to have this baby a few weeks ago and is very happy to have him now in her arms," they said.
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