Boris Johnson and Carrie have named their newborn son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas, partly as a tribute to two of the intensive care doctors who they said had saved the British leader’s life as he battled COVID-19 complications.
Carrie Symonds who announced the name on Saturday on Instagram said, the name Wilfred was after Johnson’s grandfather, while Lawrie came from her grandfather and Nicholas was a nod to Nick Price and Nick Hart – two doctors who the couple have praised for saving Johnson’s life at St Thomas’ hospital last month.
“Introducing Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson born on 29.04.20 at 9am.
“Wilfred after Boris’s grandfather, Lawrie after my grandfather, Nicholas after Dr Nick Price and Dr Nick Hart – the two doctors that saved Boris’s life last month.
“I couldn’t be happier,” she said, adding her thanks to the maternity staff of University College London Hospital.
“We are honoured and humbled to have been recognised in this way,” said Price, director of infection at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital, and Hart, director of respiratory and critical care. “We wish the new family every health and happiness.”