AGENCIES, London: Finding a name for a newborn could be a cumbersome affair, but not for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds. The couple have named their newborn son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas, partly as a tribute to two of the intensive care doctors who they said had treated and saved Johnson’s as he battled COVID-19 complications.
Symonds announced the name on Saturday on Instagram beside a picture of her and the boy – who already has thick hair resembling the blond thatch of his father.
Symonds, 32, said Wilfred, who was born on Wednesday, was named after Johnson’s grandfather while Lawrie came from her grandfather.
Nicholas, Symonds said, was a nod to Nick Price and Nick Hart — two doctors who the couple have praised for saving Johnson’s life at St Thomas’ hospital last month.