LATEST: Stevie Wonder's newborn son was named by his close pal, former South African President Nelson Mandela.

The soul great and wife KAREN 'KAI' MILLARD MORRIS welcomed their second child MANDLA KADJALY CARL STEVLAND MORRIS together on Wonder's 55th birthday on 13 May (05).

American newspaper NEW YORK POST reports delighted Wonder - who has five other children from previous relationships - phoned Mandela to share his good news, and was promptly told to name the young tot Mandla - a version of the former premier's own surname. Mandla also means "Born from God" in Swahili.

09/06/2005 17:46