EastEnders fans go wild for hidden tribute in Mick and Linda Carter’s choice of baby name


EASTENDERS fans have gone wild for Linda Carter’s new baby’s name and its secret meaning.

The Queen Vic landlady – who is played by actress Kellie Bright in the BBC soap – went into labour on Tuesday night and welcomed a baby girl.

Linda named her new daughter Annie – as a nod to her ginger hair

Viewers know the baby’s father is Max Branning – but Linda and husband Mick are pretending she is his.

However that may become more difficult with the baby being born ginger – just like her dad Max.

And when they revealed the new addition’s name – fans went wild.

Mick Carter was talking to his mum Shirley when he revealed the name.

He told her: “Be straight with me. I know you’ve got form – did you start the fire?”

Shirley admitted: “I am sick of him making a mug out of me.”

But as Shirley became emotional, Mick cut her off saying: “Anyway, Annie wants a cuddle from her fire-starting, drug dealing Nan!”

Fans love the nod to Linda’s love of musical theatre with Annie’s name.

One wrote: “Annie Carter. It has a nice ring to it and Linda does love her musicals. 

“She has a Nancy and an Oliver. Now she has an Annie!”

A second said: “Annie! That’s not an Oliver Twist name but she’s right, it’s from a musical!”

Another added: “So the baby could have red hair and they call her Annie. 

“It’s a lovely name but that feels like an omen!”

A fourth said: “Wait, what? Is she called Annie because she’s a ginger?”

Mick will pretend the baby is his