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.
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?”