MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 02:  Model and actress Megan Gale arrives at the 52nd TV Week Logie Awards at Crown Casino on May 2, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Megan Gale. Picture: Getty Images

Supermodel Megan Gale took to Instagram yesterday afternoon to show the world her beautiful baby's boy face - and to announce that she and her partner, AFL player Shaun Hampson, had decided on a name for the tot.

"We finally chose a name for our little man - River Alan Thomas Hampson. Rivers is my Mums maiden name, Alan after my Dad, Thomas for Shaun's Dad and the last name just like his Daddy's," she posted yesterday afternoon, signing off with a heart emoticon.

Instagrammers were ecstatic at the news of River's name and the cute picture - more than 8000 likes pinged up within half an hour of her posting.

Little River was born on Tuesday afternoon and the supermodel, actress and fashion designer announced the happy news via social media yesterday. Her first black and white Instagram pic of her little boy, below, showed the tot's fingers entwined with the hands of both parents, right, with the proud mum gushing about the arrival in the photo's caption.

"Our precious little 3.87kg (8.5 pound) man came into the world yesterday on the 13th of May 2014 at 4.47pm," Gale wrote. "Needless to say, Shaun and I are completely smitten with him and we're beyond blessed to have such a healthy baby."

Gale's decision to share the news online rather than through a paid magazine deal mirrors the way she has freely chronicled her pregnancy in a series of intimate Instagram photos.

River Hampson. Picture: Megan Gale/Instagram

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