British PM Names Baby After 2 Important People

Carrie Symonds gave birth to the boy only days after Johnson recovered his health
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 2, 2020 10:00 AM CDT
Boris Johnson Names Baby After Life-Saving Doctors
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson shows thumbs up before he applauds on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street in London during the weekly "Clap for our Carers" Thursday, April 30, 2020.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

(Newser) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have named their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, honoring their grandfathers and doctors who cared for the UK leader after contracting the coronavirus, the AP reports. Symonds made the announcement on her Instagram page, posting a picture of her cradling the infant. She praised the maternity team at University College Hospital in London, saying her "heart is full." The birth came just days after Johnson returned to work following his hospitalization for the coronavirus.

He spent a week in London's St. Thomas' hospital, including three nights in intensive care. Symonds wrote in the post, explaining the name as "Wilfred after Boris' grandfather, Lawrie after my grandfather, Nicholas after Dr Nick Price and Dr Nick Hart—the two doctors that saved Boris' life last month.'" Johnson's office says he'll take paternity leave later this year.

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