Coronavirus: Twins born during lockdown named after COVID-19 pandemic

Indian twins named after coronavirus
The fraternal twins will have a permanent reminder of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo credit: Getty.

It's fair to say none of us will forget this bizarre period in our lives, but one set of fraternal twins in India will have a permanent, daily reminder. 

A couple in Chhattisgarh have reportedly named their newborn twins Corona and Covid in an homage to the pandemic sweeping the globe. 

Al Jazeera reports the boy and girl were born in a government hospital on March 27.

"The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, my husband and I wanted to make the day memorable," 27-year-old mother Preeti Verma told the Press Trust of India.

"Besides, these names are beautiful in their own, with Corona being Latin for crown," added father Vinay Verma. "Also, we want the fear associated with these names to end and the public to focus on sanitation and hygiene."

India, a country with 1.3 billion people, entered into a nationwide lockdown last month, with the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases at 2909 - including 68 deaths - at the time of publishing. 

It's not the only reported case of the COVID-19 pandemic influencing baby names .

Twitter user Nina Cayosa claimed in a now-viral Tweet that she had heard of one woman naming her newborn child Covid Bryant, in a bizarre mashup of two of the biggest stories of 2020.

There have been over COVID-19 69,000 deaths worldwide at the time of publishing.