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Baby Boomers During Quarantine: Newborns with Covid-19 Names

Did you notice that there are names that might sound "old" and others "young"? They have a lot to do with trends and hypes from movies, foods, colors or political contexts. We are living in crazy and unpredictable times, with coronavirus, protests and international conflicts, so why not name your kid after a global pandemic, right? Read about it below!

  • The most popular names in the 1950 were Charles, Patricia, Barbara, Nancy and William.
  • In the 2000s, a lot of Tyler's, Emma's, Madison's, Emily's and Noah's were born.
  • In 2020 the first Covid and Corona were born in India.
India has 1,380,000,000 inhabitants... but only 2 with a special name

On March 27th, 2020. Preeti Verma, a woman from Raipur, Central India, gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl. Maybe they wanted to become famous or start a new trend, who knows? But the parents named the babies COVID-19 for him and Corona for her.

The children were born in the Ambedkar Memorial Hospital and after receiving a lot of critics around the world, they maintained a firm decision in not changing their names. 

Raipur is located in Central India

Why would anybody in their right mind ever do this? Well, the reason why their names were inspired by the virus was because the family wanted to “spread happiness and not fear”.

Our honest opinnion in the Yaay redaction is...well...let the people be happy in their own way. About tastes there is nothing written. Would you give your children these names?

Who knows, maybe a lot of George’s, Pride’s and TikTok’s are going to be born in the following months. 

Bruno Wahrmann Lockhart

Digital Media Expert. Journalist. Former TV host. University of San Diego Alumni. 6′ 4″ but my mom still calls me 'tiny'+ info

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