Elton John, Hubby Welcome Baby Boy Child born to surrogate thrills couple, who give him quite the long name By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff Posted Dec 28, 2010 2:44 AM CST Updated Dec 28, 2010 5:20 AM CST 25 comments Comments Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish are over the moon about Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, born Christmas Day. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) (Newser) – Piano man Elton John and husband David Furnish have welcomed a baby boy into their lives. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born Christmas Day to a surrogate mom in California whose identity has not been released, reports Us. "We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy," said John, 62, and Furnish, 48, in a joint statement. "We are very proud and happy parents." The two married in 2005 after 12 years together. The couple had planned to adopt a child with HIV but were refused permission because of John's age. Click to read some thoughts on the baby's name.