Boris Johnson names newborn son after doctors who saved his life

Boris Johnson and his fiancée honored two doctors who cared for the British prime minister by partly naming their newborn son after them.

Carrie Symonds, Johnson’s fiancée, announced their child’s name, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, in an Instagram post on Saturday.

The baby was born last Wednesday, weeks earlier than expected, and is partially named for the doctors who cared for Johnson while he was in the hospital fighting the coronavirus last month. Doctors Nick Hart and Nick Price were “the two doctors that saved Boris’ life last month,” said Symonds.

Wilfred is in honor of Johnson’s grandfather, and Lawrie for Symonds grandfather, she said.

“I couldn’t be happier,” said Symonds, who is shown in her Instagram picture cradling the baby boy who appears to have a full head of sandy colored hair. “My heart is full.”

The twice-divorced Johnson, who has fathered six children with three women, said he would take a “short” paternity leave later this year.


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