We don’t know what name Kelly Bloomfield had in mind for her son – but we’re pretty sure she didn’t want to name him after a football team.
Unfortunately though, she wasn’t around when new dad Mike – a diehard Millwall FC fan – went to the registry office.
So now her gorgeous baby boy is named Bermondsey Millwall Den Bloomfield – Bermondsey after where the team’s ground is based and Millwall after the football club. Yikes.
Mike grew up in Bermondsey but now the family lives in Croydon – near Crystal Palace FC – so at least little Bermondsey Millwall’s name will mean there’s no confusion over what team he supports.
“If David Beckham can name his son Brooklyn, then I can name mine Bermondsey!” he said. “I just love Millwall and this is a good way to get the next generation involved.”
“One of the women at the registry office was a Millwall fan and she loved it when she saw what we are going to name him. I threatened to do it but I don’t think my wife believed me! I’m not sure how she’s going to react.”
Luckily for Mike, Kelly didn’t hit the roof.
“He did say he might do it but I didn’t expect it. He was a bit frightened to come home!” she said. “I’m coming around to it though and I quite like it. It’s growing on me.
“I think he looks a bit like a Bermondsey, and it’s definitely unique. I don’t think anyone else has got a name like that.
“The funny thing is that we actually live in Croydon and are surrounded by Crystal Palace fans. Our friends who are Palace fans say that they’re just going to call him ‘Dave’ instead.”
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