The coolest baby on the block

AN Ipswich couple are today confident they have the trendiest baby on the block after giving him the coolest name they could think of - Cool.Tiny Cool Coombes was born last month to proud parents Jane Coombes and Johnny Hume.

AN Ipswich couple are today confident they have the trendiest baby on the block after giving him the coolest name they could think of - Cool.

Tiny Cool Coombes was born last month to proud parents Jane Coombes and Johnny Hume.

Mr Hume, 36, said: “We bought this book of the coolest baby names and we just couldn't find anything we liked in there.

“We were sitting looking at it and just sort of said 'well, why don't we call the baby Cool if it's a boy?'


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“We decided that really was the coolest name for a boy and now that he is here it suits him to a tee.”

Miss Coombes, 34, said: “We all say 'oh, that's cool' quite a lot and it just seemed like a good name.

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“There was a bit of discussion about it but we sort of came up with it together.

“If the baby was a girl we were going to call her Ella but we were really hoping for a boy because we had come up with this name.”

Cool was born on October 11, weighing 7lb 7oz and his parents say he is a very well-behaved baby.

Miss Coombes said: “He is very good most of the time.

“It's only the times when he's screaming that I think 'he's not quite so cool now'!”

Mr Hume said reaction to the unusual name has been mixed.

He said: “Our younger friends and family thought it was brilliant but the older generation were a bit against it.

“It has started to grow on them now I think.

“When Jane went to register him the registrar loved it. They thought it was great.”

Miss Coombes said: “I don't think he will get picked on when he's older because he really is cool.

“And when he grows up he will be so cool that I don't think anyone will tease him.”

The family, who live in Nightingale Road, Ipswich, have two other children, Jace, eight, and Archie, five.

Earlier this week The Evening Star reported on the Titley family who have two children named Echezeaux and Bertram Richebourg after different types of wine.

Do your children have unusual names? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

The Evening Star was also contacted by Mia-Jayne Saggers who has a nine-year-old son called L'Amour.

She said: "When I was pregnant with him I had some abnormal cervical cell changes diagnosed during a smear test.

"I had a biopsy taken and was told that I would need further treatment, quite urgently, but unfortunately being pregnant prevented this.

"This biopsy was taken in October 1995 but my son was not due until February 14, so there was a bit of a wait before I could have the treatment."

In December 1995 Mrs Saggers booked a doctors appointment, thinking that she had a water infection but when she arrived there the doctor told her she was actually six centimetres dilated and would need to go to the hospital urgently.

Mrs Saggers, 32, of Deben Road, said: "Half an hour later L'Amour arrived, ten weeks early.

"I chose this name because he was due on Valentines day, the day of love. I really do believe he knew he had to come early so I could have the treatment I needed, maybe even saving my life, so what better name than L'Amour, the child of Love."

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