Simon Cowell: 'I Was Born to Be A Dad'
03/06/2014 AT 02:50 PM EST
"I wouldn't rule out [more children]," he told Extra's Terri Seymour (who he dated for six years). "I had a brother when I was younger, so I kind of think it's cool to have two or three … two."
Cowell says fatherhood initially made him nervous, but once Eric was born, he immediately became a natural.
"I actually said to Lauren beforehand, 'What if I like the dogs more than him?' and she said, 'You're gonna be absolutely fine,' and then literally within seconds of him being born, I got it! I was born to be a dad," he said.
And as for why he named him after his father?
"We were gonna call him Simon and then we said, you know what it's not a good idea, so we decided on Eric. And I look at him and I think of my dad all the time, so it's a really good thing," he said.