A mother names her baby boy “Lucifer” – She received negative criticism & outrage
This tale originates in the English county of Davon. When Josie King, a 27-year-old mother of two, named her baby child “Lucifer,” she experienced a lot of abuse and teasing. The name, according to the mother, is derived from the Latin meaning of the term, which means “bearer of light.”
She refers to her infant boy as a “miracle baby” because he was born after she had already lost ten children. Josie also has Hemiplegia, which is a type of paralysis that affects one or more body parts.
Josie appeared on the Jeremy Vine TV show to participate in a discussion about unusual baby names, where she spoke out about how she was treated when she chose a name for her baby boy. People teased her about calling her son after the devil and such such nonsense.
“The Devil is not the meaning of my son’s name.
“I’ve been called ‘an atheist’ – I didn’t even know what an atheist was till last night. Everyone has their own beliefs.
“When it comes to religion and real life, they are very different things – one is actual living and the other is in a book.
While talking about how this baby was a miracle baby, Josie described her medical condition:
“I was diagnosed with hemiplegia in September, then found out I was pregnant with Lucifer in October.
“So the pregnancy alone was stressful.
“I looked at thousands of baby names and it wasn’t a decision I made lightly because I knew it was the last child I could ever have.
“I had Lucifer six years since the birth of my first daughter because during that time I lost ten children.
“I never thought I would be given the chance to have a second child.
“I assumed I was having a girl so I picked a girl’s name because we are a very female-dominated family.
“I was going to call her Narnia, but then I found out I was having a boy.
“I like the names I like, it may not be right for other people.
“When I chose his name I knew people wouldn’t like it but it’s not up to them.”
“I think it’s really bad where a seven-month-old baby gets criticised and bullied because of a name.
“That is when we need to remember that society is the problem, not our personal choices.
“A name doesn’t change you being a mother.
“I had a couple of family members saying ‘”You can’t call him that”, but I said, “I’m not religious so it doesn’t stand for what other people think it stands for”.
“But my dad knows what I’m like and that I like to be unique so he said, ‘That seems like you.“
Apart from the criticism, Josie received some encouraging letters from others. She described how it felt to be treated with kindness after being subjected to a barrage of negativity:
“I just want to say thank you to those people that have shared kindness and love with me, and have said what I think ‘It’s just a name!’.“