West Country Mum Receives Heavy Backlash After Naming Her Son Lucifer


Criticism was triggered when the mother of two appeared on the Jeremy Vine show, confirming she named her son, Lucifer.

Josie King, 27, said that the criticism came following an appearance on Jeremy Vine as a caller, discussing whether it was rude to frown upon baby names.

King, who also has another six-year-old daughter named Talayla-May Barbara Elaine Kayleigh Kelsey Jade King, said the idea for the name just "popped into her head one day",  

The Plymouth mum added: There wasn't any inspiration for the name. 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.

I like the names I like, it may not be right for other people. When I chose his name I knew people wouldn't like it but it's not up to them.

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.

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

Josie says she has received a lot of hateful comments since appearing on TV, however she has also received lots of messages of support from people who love her son's name too.

She said: "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.

I've had messages all day. I didn't realise that one impulse phone call to Channel 5 would end up in me having so many.

I do think people have a right to have an opinion - it's mostly the older generation that don't like it.

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."

Since going public with her son's name, opinion has been divided on social media.

One person wrote: "Going to be bullied all his life. How sad" and another said "Poor lad".

However, others were in support of the name Lucifer with one writing: "My son is called Lucifer nothing wrong with his name we love it.

It actually means barrier of light only closed-minded people say it's the devil's name and again only closed-minded people will bully him no different then calling your child Lilith or Damion both biblical names but no one says anything about that."

Another also wrote: "I think it's a lovely name."
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