Last month, Joy Lowther of Norfolk, England, went into labor while shopping in a local supermarket. Ten minutes later, she gave birth to a baby girl.
She and her boyfriend decided to name the baby Porsche, as one of their older children is called Mercedes. The other two are Frank* and Alfie — who’s now called Alfa, says Joy, “because the girls are named after cars.”
Joy plans to have one more baby. If it’s a boy, he’ll be called Bentley (a name that’s very trendy in the U.S. right now thanks to reality TV).
*Poor Frank. He’s the only sibling without a car name.
On that note, here’s a question for you: If you had a bunch of siblings (4+) and all but one of you had a name that fit a pattern, would you want one of the “in” names, or would you rather be the odd one out?
I’ve just spotted a few interesting names from the Lone Star State:
Baby boy Just Trouble Kelly was born on October 7. His father, John Kelly, wanted his son “to be a just, righteous person, and have Trouble as his middle name.” He also said that “it takes a special little man to carry that name.”
Twin girls Porsche and Audi Harrington joined their 6-year-old sister Lexus on October 28. Their father, Craig Harrington, said: “Other people have these names. I don’t think it’s that unusual.”