'Our way of contributing': Couple give baby coronavirus inspired name

Nadine Carroll
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A couple has reportedly chosen a rather unusual name for their child, which they say was inspired by coronavirus.

The baby born on Sunday in India has been named 'Sanitizer' because his father said it is synonymous with protecting people against COVID-19.

"Whenever people will talk of corona, they will remember that it was sanitiser that saved them," Omvir Singh told the Deccan Herald.

The baby born on Sunday in India has been named 'Sanitizer'
A baby boy has been named 'Sanitizer' because his father said it is synonymous protecting people against COVID-19. Source: Getty

Hospital staff were reportedly all smiles when they heard the baby boy’s name, with his father telling the local media that he will remember what lockdown was like whenever he hears his son’s name.

“Every one is fighting against this virus....from our prime minister to ordinary people....this is our contribution,” Mr Singh said.

The parents said they will wait until after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted before introducing their baby boy to the rest of his family.

Parents name baby sanitizer
The parents named their newborn baby 'Sanitizer' as their 'contribution' to coronavirus. Source: Getty

Sanitizer was born just days after other parents named a baby girl ‘Corona’, while another father recently announced his newborn would be named ‘Lockdown’ after he was inspired by the strict quarantine laws in India helping to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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