A three you old in the UK is having his name legally changed so that he can have a name that suits him better.
Diesel Roberts has been known by the odd nickname “Popcorn” since he was in the womb and now his parents, Huw Roberts and Hazel Williams are apply to have Diesel’s legal name changed and registered as Popcorn Roberts.
According to The Sun Newspaper, the parents named the three year old Diesel on the birth certificate when he was born, but have since decided they want to change it to Popcorn as it is the “Obvious Choice” for the boy.
Dad Huw, 36, told The Sun, “Popcorn, it was the obvious choice. He was a bit of a fighter during Hazel’s pregnancy. The kicks in the womb were like the popping that happens when you put the corn in the saucepan. It’s stuck ever since that day.’
Diesel himself, who is due to start preschool next year, is also a big fan of his longstanding nickname – so much so that he now refuses to be known by anything else.
Mum Hazel, 37, told The Sun, “We’ve always called him Popcorn. It started off as a nickname but now he won’t answer to anything else. We love the name, it’s fun. All of our friends call him it and like it too. There are a few people in the family who don’t really agree with it, but I’d rather not discuss them to be honest.”
Diesel is the baby of the Roberts family – he has two older teenage sisters, Paige, 14, and Tyler, 16.
The couple plan to make their son’s new name official next year. There are currently no other children named Popcorn in the UK.
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