I picked the perfect baby name but trolls say my son will be bullied for life – it doesn’t mean what they think though

A WOMAN who called her baby boy Lucifer has insisted she doesn't regret choosing the unusual name – because she likes her kids being unique.

Josie King hit headlines when she called into Jeremy Vine's TV show to join the discussion on baby names.

And while she was slammed for the bizarre name, Josie told Devon Live that she stands by her choice.

"I like the names I like, it may not be right for other people," she said.

“When I chose his name I knew people wouldn't like it but it's not up to them."

Josie also said that while Lucifer is often used as the name for the Devil in Christianity, she's not religious herself – so it doesn't have the same connotations to her.

"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," she added.

"But my dad knows what I'm like and that I like to be unique so he said that seems like you."

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Josie said: "I like the name because I like it, I don't think it stands for the devil, in my eyes.

"If the devil was called something else, you wouldn't like that name either.

"It's about people's mindset with the name.

"I've had people ask me why, but I say why not? The name is no different than Sarah or Dom."

Josie is also mum to six-year-old daughter Talayla-May Barbara Elaine Kayleigh Kelsey Jade King and said that she had a strong feeling she was having a girl before she welcomed baby Lucifer into the world.


"There wasn't any inspiration for the name," she sighed. "I've looked at many baby books and I like unusual names. I don't like having the standard names.

"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.”

Since making the call to Jeremy Vine, Josie has been inundated with calls from those criticising the name, with many suggesting that the tot – who is now seven months old – will be "bullied for life".

But even the backlash hasn't made Josie regret the name.

"I've had a lot of hate since being on Jeremy Vine but it still doesn't change my opinion, I don't regret choosing that name," she concluded.

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