oris Johnson and his wife, Carrie, have named their new daughter Romy Iris Charlotte Johnson.
Ms Johnson said Romy was chosen after her Aunt Rosemary, Iris for the Greek word meaning rainbow and Charlotte after Mr Johnson’s late mother.
Speaking to ITV News during a visit to a vaccination center in Kent on Thursday afternoon, the Prime Minister confirmed the news to reporters.
The couple announced the birth of a “healthy baby girl” in a London hospital on December 9. This is their second child together after Wilfred was born in April last year.
Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson was named in part as a tribute to two doctors, Nick Hart and Nick Price, who helped save the Prime Minister’s life when he was admitted to hospital with Covid earlier this month.
Mr and Mrs Johnson announced they were expecting their second child together at the end of July, as the 33-year-old environmental activist spoke of having miscarried earlier in the year.
The couple tied the knot in a secretly planned wedding at Westminster Cathedral in May.
Mr Johnson, 57, also has four children with his former lawyer wife Marina Wheeler.
The Prime Minister did not take an extended leave after Romy was born as he grapples with a series of political scandals as well as the spread of the Omicron variant.
Speaking to broadcasters on Thursday, he insisted he would do “whatever I can to protect the public” as daily Covid cases peaked at more than 78,000 on Wednesday.
He said: “What we are telling people is that there are a lot of Omicron around, be careful, be careful if you want to avoid the isolation, the unease, at Christmas.
“Implementing Plan B, but getting boosted now is the quickest path to normalcy, because the booster gives you a great level of protection. “