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Two months ago, Lisa Barnaby of Ware, Hertfordshire, gave birth to her second daughter in a pub parking lot.
She and her husband Gavin were trying to get to the hospital, but heavy traffic forced them to stop at the The Bell — a pub in Benington, Hertfordshire — and call an ambulance.
The baby didn’t want to wait, though. She ended up being delivered by paramedics there in the parking lot, in the back seat of Lisa and Gavin’s Vauxhall Zafira.
That night, someone from The Bell tweeted:
And call her Bella they did.
Mr Barnaby said naming their new baby after the pub was a good way of capturing Bella’s birth.
He said: “It will always be a reminder of that magical night.”
I wonder if the name Zafira was ever a contender. (I’ve blogged about multiple babies named after the cars they were born in — Ford, Jeep, Kia, Mondeo, Jazz, Camryn.)
Source: Parents name baby girl after The Bell pub in Benington
I think this one beats Alanis Morissette:
Peace Corps volunteer Richard Gilbert was stationed in the Philippines in the early 1960s. At one point during his stay, he attempted to drive a woman in labor to a hospital over 30 miles away. Gilbert’s Willys jeep broke down en route, so the baby boy was born in the back seat. In honor of both the vehicle and the volunteer, the baby was named Jeep Gilbert Ragay.
- “Philippine Baby Named For Peace Corps Man.” Hartford Courant 18 Aug. 1963: 7A.
- Shriver, Sargent. Address. Hadassah Convention. Sheraton Park Hotel, Washington, D. C. 28 Oct. 1963.
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