Couple name baby 'Sanitiser': 'Our way of contributing'

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A couple who named their newborn "Sanitiser" amid the coronavirus pandemic, say it's their contribution to the fight against the virus.

"Every one is fighting against this virus ... from our prime minister to ordinary people," the baby's father Omveer Singh, of Uttar Pradesh, India, told Deccan Herald. "This is our contribution. Sanitiser is one of the best ways to protect oneself against contracting coronavirus infection," he continued.

"We will remember this period whenever we utter his name."

Sanisiter isn't the only baby to have received a pandemic-inspired moniker.

Another Indian couple named their newborn twins, a boy and a girl, Corona and Covid, after the pair were born during the country's 21-day lockdown period.

"The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, my husband and I wanted to make the day memorable," Preeti Verma, the 27-year-old mother told news agency Press Trust of India. "Indeed the virus is dangerous and life-threatening but its outbreak made people focus on sanitation, hygiene and inculcate other good habits. Thus, we thought about these names."

Ms Verma said the idea came to her when hospital staff began calling the babies Corona and Covid. "We finally decided to name them after the pandemic," she said.

There's also baby,"Lockdown" born to Indian parents, mum Manju Mail and dad Raghunath. "My son and our family will remember this time of crisis throughout our life," Raghunath told Times of India. "It is a significant name. The whole world is using lockdown as a means to stem this pandemic. We should not take lockdown lightly.


Meanwhile, baby Covid Bryant was born in the Philippines in March, following the death of basketballer Kobe Bryant.

And ... a baby named Covid Rose was born three days later, according to this birth certificate posted on Twitter.