Meet Hunni Princess: Named by seven-year-old sister Ellie

MEET Hunni Princess Gormer from Stevenage, whose unusual name was chosen by older sister Ellie and her middle name picked out of a hat.

Unusual baby names registered in Hertfordshire this year were unveiled last week, and also included Ged Spartacus, De Andre and Angel-J.

Four-month-old Hunni’s name was decided by her seven-year-old sister, after she was promised by mum Alison that she could choose it.

But choosing a middle name was more difficult, so Ellie picked the name from folded pieces of paper, which also included ‘Pot’ and ‘Bell’.

“Ellie said to us that we had promised to call her Hunni,” said Alison, of Iona Close, Stevenage.


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“Then she said that she had to have a middle name but no-one could think of one. So we wrote them on pieces of paper for her to pick.

“It was about four weeks after she was born. We were going to the register office the next day, and said ‘we need to choose a name’.”

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The youngster was born 16 weeks premature in September at Luton and Dunstable Hospital, weighing just 1lb 3oz.

She spent nine weeks there, before being moved to Great Ormond Street Hospital, on to Lister Hospital and finally home just in time for Christmas, on December 23.

“She is still on oxygen, but other than that she is fine. She has been through a lot,” said Alison, who also has a seven-year-old son Sam.

“At one point, doctors said that there was an 80 per cent chance she would be blind. It’s been very hard.

“But it’s such a relief to have her here. She weighs 6lbs now and is doing well. It’s wonderful to have my little princess home.”

The 27-year-old added: “I would like to thank all the staff at the hospitals, they were brilliant.”

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