/Boris Johnsons real name could hold clue to what new baby may be called

Boris Johnsons real name could hold clue to what new baby may be called

Boris Johnson’s real name could hold a clue to what his new baby son may be called.

The Prime Minister, 55, welcomed a boy with fiancee Carrie Symonds earlier today.

And while details on the baby’s arrival are scant, what we do know is that the newborn is “healthy” and was born at an NHS hospital in London.

Now talk is turning to what the new arrival will be called, with the top contenders being rather traditional names.

Mr Johnson already has five children; Lara Lettice, Milo Arthur, Cassia Peaches, Theodore Apollo and Stephanie Macintyre.

And among the bookies’ favourite names for the newborn is Alexander – which is Mr Johnson’s real name.

A young Boris

He was born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson on 19 June, 1964 in New York to Stanley Johnson, author and former politician, and artist Charlotte Johnson Wahl.

Some of his friends still call him Al rather than Boris.

Coral has Alexander as the 3-1 favourite, while Ladbrokes has gone for Wilfred with 5-1 odds.

Both mother and baby are “doing well”
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Coral’s public relations manager John Hill said: “We make Alexander as the early favourite in the name betting of the baby, and of course we are offering odds on the boy following in his father’s footsteps and becoming Prime Minister one day.

“James, George and Phillips are other names with are prominent in the name betting of the baby.”

Mr Johnson, who until the age of eight was severely deaf with glue ear, started using the name Boris when he started prep school in England.

The pair have welcomed their first child together
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He adopted an English eccentric persona and wanted a more distinctive name of Boris.

Meanwhile, both Ms Symonds and the newborn are “doing very well.”

The baby has arrived two months to the day after the couple announced she was pregnant and they were engaged.

At the time, the pair said the child was due “in early summer”.

The announcement also comes almost nine months to the day after the couple moved to Downing Street.

A spokeswoman for the Prime Minister confirmed the happy news.

She said: “The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning. Both mother and baby are doing very well.

“The PM and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS maternity team.”

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Mr Johnson will take a short period of paternity leave later this year, a Downing Street spokesman confirmed.

The spokesman told a Westminster briefing: “I do expect the Prime Minister to take a short period of paternity leave later in the year, rather than now.”

Mr Johnson has also already returned to work in Number 10 following the birth, and is due to speak to Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer this afternoon.

The new family are planning to live in their Downing Street flat along with their dog Dilyn, the spokesman confirmed.

Downing Street declined to say whether the baby was born prematurely, and the spokesman was unable to provide details of the weight, timing, nature or location of the birth.

Here are Coral’s top seven names:

Alexander 3-1

James 4-1

George 5-1

Phillip 6-1

Stanley 12-1

Matthew 14-1

Joseph 16-1

Here are Ladbrokes’ top seven names:

Wilfred 5/1

George 8/1

Thomas 8/1

Winston 10/1

Arthur 10/1

Harry 12/1

Frederick 12/1

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