An Indian couple decided to name their boy and girl twins after the Coronavirus crisis.
According to the Hindustan Times, the husband and wife welcomed fraternal twins on March 27, during the lockdown. The babies’ mother, Preeti Verma, revealed that she chose to name them “Covid” and “Corona,” in light of everything that was going on, and to hopefully bring some positivity after suffering a difficult birth.
“I was blessed with the twins – a boy and a girl – in the early hours on March 27. We have named them Covid (boy) and Corona (girl) for now,”
“The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, me and my husband wanted to make the day memorable. Indeed the virus is dangerous and life-threatening but its outbreak made people focus on sanitation, hygiene and inculcate other good habits,” she said.
“Thus, we thought about these names. When the hospital staff also started calling the babies as Corona and Covid, we finally decided to name them after the pandemic.”
The couple did say that they would consider changing their children’s names down the line.