Jordan Anderson, 22, had been telling family and friends how excited he was to become a father for the second time.
The young father, from the UK, was found dead at his father's home after suffering from a mystery illness.
Jordan’s partner of seven years, Lauren Gowan, 20, is pregnant with their second child and had chosen the name, Lexi-Louise.
'Jordan was so loving and respectful. He was a brilliant dad to our little boy and he would have been the same to our daughter' Lauren said, reports The Sun.
'I can still remember the scan, when we were asked if we wanted to know the sex of the baby. We said we did, and the lady said we have ‘a beautiful little girl’.
'Jordan looked at me and smiled. He was so proud. He couldn't wait to meet her.
'Both of our children are going to grow up knowing all about him.'
An inquest will determine the cause of death of the young dad.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.