Boris and Carrie Johnson welcomed a baby girl this December, and have just revealed the name of the latest addition to their family.
A spokesperson announced the news of the birth on December 9th and said: “The prime minister and Mrs Johnson are delighted to announce the birth of a healthy baby girl at a London hospital earlier today.”
Whilst on a visit to a vaccination centre, Mr Johnson spoke to a woman with a baby in a pram and explained that his daughter is going to be called Romy.
Carrie Johnson reveals name of baby girl
In a post on Instagram, as reported by Sky News, Carrie Johnson revealed that their baby girl is called Romy Iris Charlotte Johnson, and discussed the reasoning for the choice of name.
The name “Romy” was chosen after Mrs Johnson’s aunt Rosemary, whilst her middle name “Iris” is from the Greek word for rainbow.
Mrs Johnson has previously opened up about having a miscarriage, and a baby born after a miscarriage stillborn, or neonatal death is called a “rainbow baby,” so the name Iris could perhaps be a reference to that.
“Charlotte” comes from Mr Johnson’s late mother Charlotte Johnson Wahl who died at the age of 79 in September.
Names are clearly important to the couple as their first child together, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, was named in tribute to two doctors, Nick Hart and Nick Price, who helped save the Prime Minister’s life when he was in intensive care last year.
Meaning of the name “Romy” revealed
The name Romy comes from German origins and can be used for both girls and boys. Kidadl revealed the the name means “dew of the ocean.”
Baby name website Kidadl explains: “In Spanish-talking nations, Romy is used as a variant or a nickname for the Latin name Romina and was a name that was especially popular in the ’80s and ’90s.”
Famous people called Romy include Austrian actress Romy Schneider, and the character played by Mira Sorvino in the comedy Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion.
Matt Lauer, as well as director Sofia Coppola and Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars have children named Romy.