Bhopal: Ever since the coronavirus outbreak, works like ‘corona’, and ‘covid’ have become household names all over. However, taking the frenzy too far, many people in India have now started naming their new-born babies after fearful these terms. Also Read - In a Touching Gesture, Bareilly Woman Names Her Newborn After Cop Who Helped Bring Her Husband Home

Now, a couple in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district has named their newborn son as ‘Lockdown’ to celebrate the ‘collective resolve’ shown by people of the country to defeat coronavirus on the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.



The baby boy now named ‘Lockdown’ was born on April 6, to Raghunath Mali and his 24-year-old wife Manju, both residents of Bachheri village in Sheopur district.

The term ‘Lockdown’, a state which we all are in, normally generates panic and anxiety among people, however, Mali said it would forever remind them about this unprecedented period.



“My wife gave birth to a boy on Monday. When it comes to mention his name on birth certificate, I and my wife decided to name him ‘Lockdown,” Mali said.

Not just him, his wife also eagerly agreed to the idea.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given a call for a 21-day lockdown to protect the country from coronavirus. The entire country is united in this time of crisis and to make this event memorable, we have named our son ‘Lockdown’,” the couple said.