She's insisted it's nothing to do with her duet with the Detroit rapper
The star lent her vocals to the 2000 track, remixing lyrics from her solo single ‘Thank You’. ‘Stan’ reached number one in twelve countries upon its release and was nominated for a variety of awards, including ‘Best Song’ at the MTV EMA’s.
While Dido’s son Stanley was born back in 2011, the singer had never addressed rumours that he was named after the iconic song. Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine, she insisted her son’s name has “nothing to do with the song”. She claims she loved the name ever since she was young.
“When I was a teenager, I was with my mate, I remember sitting on a wall, and they were like, ‘What are you going to call your kid?’ and I was like, “Stanley,” she said.
“Bizarrely, when I met my husband, that was the name that was his favourite for different reasons.”
Meanwhile, Dido is gearing up to release her first new album in six years. ‘Still On My Mind’ marks her fifth LP and is due for release on March 8.
She shared track ‘Hurricanes’ late last year. You can listen to the song below.
She’s also announced her first tour in 15 years – you can see those dates below and grab tickets here.
May 26 – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
May 27 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
May 29 – Manchester, Albert Hall
May 30 – London, Roundhouse
Dido’s first two albums, 1999’s ‘No Angel’ and 2003’s ‘Life For Rent’, are among the UK’s best-selling albums of all time.