The ‘Shape of You’ hitmaker and his wife Cherry Seaborn welcomed their first child Lyra Antarctica in August last year.
Speaking on the ‘Table Manners’ podcast, Sheeran said: “I think it’s from being in the music industry – I’m like, ‘I would not wish this on my child.’ I would hate for her to be known as my daughter rather than just Lyra, I want her to have own identity.”
Lyra’s mother Cherry is a hockey player and Ed feels their daughter is destined to be sporty like her, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“I think Lyra will be more sport I think,” he said.
Sheeran previously shared that he considered retiring from music following the birth of his daughter in order to be a great father, however, after putting a lot of “time and effort” into the early days of fatherhood, he felt his urge to write songs return.