Former Spice Girl Mel B has given her baby daughter Eddie Murphy's surname and insisted: "He's the dad."

The three-week old little girl is called Angel Iris Murphy Brown.

Hollywood star Murphy has demanded DNA tests to prove he is the father.

But Mel - real name Melanie Brown - revealed the baby's name in a statement today and said: "Angel, as she was my little angel through my pregnancy. Iris, as it's my grandma's name. Murphy because he's the dad. And Brown, because I'm the mum!"

The 31-year-old singer had a brief relationship with Murphy last year. He dumped her in December and cast doubt on the baby's paternity.

But Brown showed off Angel in this week's OK! magazine and said: "I look at the baby and she has his big smile and dimples.

"She's gorgeous. She has taken the best bits of both of us."

And she added: "He will always be a part of my life. I will always love him. I couldn't hate Eddie. We had a dream life."