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Awful baby names are just karma

Explained one paediatrician: ‘A significant number of children are carrying embarrassing monikers, knowing full well that in a previous existence they did something monstrous – like mis-selling PPI or driving the Vote Leave Battlebus. That’s how we end up with babies’ called Boris. And that’s a particularly bad name for a girl.’

‘Mumsnet’ is currently filled with unapologetic parents, naming children after electrical appliances, Byzantium monarchs or types of frozen pizza. Said one disapproving parent: ‘Straight from the birth I knew my son embodied the soul of Attila the Hun. What could I name someone who ravaged Europe with his horde of followers? So, say hello to baby ‘Nigel Farage’.’

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