Parents name newborn baby ‘Sanitiser’ to remind people about Covid-19 pandemic

Mom cradling baby. (Photo: Getty Images)
Mom cradling baby. (Photo: Getty Images)

If you think you've heard of many rather unique names, then you might want to add this one to your list.

2020 will definitely be a year to remember, but more especially for these parents who decided to name their baby Sanitiser after being born during the pandemic.

The hospital staff were left smiling when these parents from Uttar Pradesh in India announced the name of the child.

The father of the newborn, Omvir Singh, told the Deccan Herald that they picked the name as a “contribution” towards the fight against the spread of the virus.

"Whenever people talk of corona, they’ll remember that it was sanitiser that saved them," Omvir said.

He pointed out how essential sanitiser has been in the fight against the spread of the pandemic and is proud that his child will honour that.

“Everyone is fighting against this virus, from our prime minister to ordinary people. Sanitiser is our contribution,” he explained.

But they aren't the first parents to give their child a name associated with coronavirus.

After a mom gave birth to twins during lockdown, she named them Corona and Covid, but admitted she may change their names once they get older.

Sources: Mirror, Deccan Herald, The star