Boris Johnson and his fiancee name the boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas
LONDON: Boris Johnson and his fiancé Carrie Symonds on Saturday named their newborn baby Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas, in honor of his grandfather and the two doctors who saved the life of the UK Prime Minister during his hospitalization last month with COVID-19.
Announcing the news on social media, Symonds, 32, said the baby is named after the UK Prime Minister's grandfather Wilfred and his grandfather Lawrie, with Nicholas a nod to doctors from the National Health Service ( NHS): Dr. Nick Price and Dr. Nick Hart.
was born on Wednesday at London .
In an Instagram post revealing the name, Symonds also thanked the staff at that hospital, saying: I couldn't be happier. My heart is full.
The image next to the post shows Symonds cradling the newborn, who can be seen with his hair full and wrapped in a cream blanket.
Her baby was born a few weeks after Johnson, 55, was discharged from intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital here after treatment for the coronavirus.
A spokesperson for the couple said earlier this week that the couple was excited and that both the mother and baby were doing very well after birth.
Johnson is understood to have been present throughout the birth, with Downing Street shooting a beaming photograph of him upon his return to Number 10 after the arrival of his son.
She had to postpone her paternity leave due to the ongoing coronavirus blockade and returned to work after just one day off.
The birth came two days after he officially returned to work at 10 Downing Street on Monday from his recovery from COVID-19 at Prime Minister Checkers' rural retreat.
Johnson and Symonds announced their engagement in late February, when it was also revealed that they were expecting their first baby in the summer.