David Arquette has become a father for the third time.

The 'Scream' actor and his wife Christina welcomed son Augustus Alexis - whose middle name is in honour of his late sister, Alexis Arquette, who passed away last September - into the world on Wednesday (08.03.17).

According to E! News, the newborn will be known to his family as Gus.

David has shared an adorable picture of his new son on social media.

He captioned the close-up photo - in which Gus has one eye open and one closed - on Instagram: ''Augustus Alexis Arquette March 8, 2017 @christinaarquette - His first thoughts were ''Whatchu Lookin' At?'' (sic)''

David - who also has 12-year-old daughter Coco with ex-wife Courteney Cox and two-year-old son Charlie with Christina - announced the couple's baby news in October.

The 45-year-old actor uploaded a sweet video of Charlie holding a picture of Christina's scan and giving it little kisses.

He could then be seen looking at his mother and asking: ''A baby?''

The brunette beauty said: ''Yeah! It's a baby in my belly! Say, 'Hi, brother!' Charlie gave the photo a big kiss and said: ''Hi baby! Hi brother!''

David captioned the clip on Instagram: ''So incredibly blessed and honored that my wife @christinaarquette is pregnant with a baby boy! Thank you Christina and humbled gratitude to G-D for this tremendous gift! Charlie and Coco are so excited and I am over the moon!!! (sic)''