Carrie and Boris Johnson reveal newborn daughter’s unusual baby name as they share adorable first picture

Carrie Symonds and Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020
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Carrie and Boris Johnson have revealed their daughter’s unique and beautiful name as they’ve shared the first ever photo of their newborn.

Boris Johnson married Carrie Symonds (opens in new tab) in May 2021 and since then their family has grown with two cute arrivals. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Wilfred, in April last year and just over a year later, it was announced that Carrie was pregnant (opens in new tab) once again. Carrie Johnson gave birth (opens in new tab) to their daughter on December 9th at a hospital in London, but the proud parents didn’t immediately share their chosen moniker after welcoming their baby girl (opens in new tab).

Now they’ve not only revealed her unusual baby name (opens in new tab), but posted the first snap of her - and it couldn’t be cuter!

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As reported by The Telegraph (opens in new tab), Carrie took to her private Instagram account to post a black-and-white photo of her and Boris’ daughter lying in a Moses basket, her big brother Wilfred looking over her protectively and reaching out one hand to gently touch her.

In her caption, Carrie reportedly declared, ‘Welcome to the world darling Romy. Born on 09.12.21 at 9.02am’, before going on to explain not just her beautiful first name, but her middle names (opens in new tab) too - and they’re all deeply meaningful. 

The Prime Minister’s wife explained that ‘Romy’ was chosen after her aunt Rosemary, whilst ‘Iris’ from the Greek, meaning ‘rainbow’ is another significant choice. 

Boris Johnson and wife Carrie Johnson arrive to deliver his leader's keynote speech

Carrie previously disclosed on her private Instagram that she had gone through a devastating miscarriage (opens in new tab) before conceiving Romy. ‘Rainbow Baby’ is a term used to describe a baby who is born following a miscarriage or stillbirth.

Meanwhile, ‘Charlotte’ pays tribute to Boris Johnson’s mother (opens in new tab), Charlotte Johnson Wahl, who sadly passed away just months before her new granddaughter’s birth. 

After welcoming Romy last week, a spokesperson for the Johnsons announced the exciting news in a statement, declaring, “Both mother and daughter are doing very well. The couple would like to thank the brilliant NHS maternity team for all their care and support.”

Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arrive at the Conservative Party Conference

Their naming choices for little Romy reflect a heartfelt pattern of honouring much-loved relatives. When Wilfred was born last year, reports claimed that Carrie also revealed his full name and the meaning behind it on her private Instagram. 

At the time, she wrote, ‘Introducing Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson born on 29.04.20 at 9am. Wilfred after Boris’s grandfather, Lawrie after my grandfather, Nicholas after Dr Nick Price and Dr Nick Hart – the two doctors that saved Boris’s life last month.'

She and Boris Johnson will no doubt be enjoying spending precious time with Wilfred and newborn Romy.

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, Goodto.com, and My Imperfect Life.