A baby boy born in England on June 6, 1944, was named Deeday Rodney White — primarily because his father, Bert, kept hearing the term “D-Day” on the radio:
All his father reported hearing on the wireless the morning he was born was about the D-Day landings.
“He said to me all he could hear was ‘D-Day, D-Day, D-Day being drummed into my head’.”
Mr. White said initially the registrar refused to accept the name, saying the operation was top secret.
His father returned the next day with a copy of the Daily Mirror reporting the news of the D-Day landings on the French coast.
The name doesn’t have a hyphen on his birth certificate, but Mr. White prefers to write it “Dee-Day.”
And, even though he “hated” the name as a child, he became proud of it as an adult — so much so that he passed it down to his own son.
Source: “D-Day: The baby named after the Normandy landings.” BBC News 5 Jun. 2019.