Would you name your child after a car?

Published Wednesday, Oct 2 2013, 18:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Naming a child after a car is one thing, but Matt Moxham decided to name all five offspring after flash motors – much to his wife's dismay.

The couple's daughters are 19-year-old Mercedes and 13-year-old Sapphire, named after the Ford Sierra. Their sons are Bentley, 15, Aston, 17 months, and baby Veyron, six weeks, so-called after the Bugatti.

Speaking to The Sun, the 40-year-old chef, who drives a Vauxhall Zafira, said: "I always wanted to name them after cars. But my wife Trudy wasn't happy.

"We agreed if the last one was a girl I'd step back. So when Veyron was born, I was relieved."


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Bentley is one of the five names used

Trudy, 38, has chosen not to associate her children's names with cars.

"Mercedes was a name before the car existed. Bentley is a village, Sapphire is a gemstone and Aston is quite a common name."

"But I'm miffed with Veyron. I can't think of a way to explain it."

The couple, of Lee-on-Solent, Hants, may have agreed to stop at five children but Matt has formed another idea: "I might buy a dog – and call her Porsche."

Gemma Bradish