(news.sawf.org) - Lionel Richie, 'The Simple Life' star's father, has confirmed Nicole and her fiance Joel Madden are busily preparing for the arrival of their son.
The 'Hello' singer told America's OK! magazine: "Nicole is having a boy. She even has a few names picked out."
The baby, Nicole and Joel's first child together, is due on New Year's Eve (31 Dec 2007).
The couple hosted a 'The Wizard of Oz' themed baby shower on Sunday (18 Nov 2007), where most of the guests, including Paris Hilton, brought blue boy-themed gifts.
Nicole and Joel - who plan to marry next year - recently set up the Richie Madden Children's Foundation for mothers in need.
Next month, the charity will donate 100 'Mom-to-Be kits' to the Los Angeles Free Clinic.
Guests at the baby shower were told to donate all gifts to charity, but were asked to bring a children's book so the couple could start a library for their unborn baby.