The biggest trends in the world right now are coronavirus and COVID-19 — so why not turn them into baby names?

An Indian couple says they’ve named their newborn twins Corona and Covid in an effort to put a positive spin on the deadly pandemic that is sweeping the globe.

The bouncing bundles of viral joy arrived on March 27 at B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Hospital in Raipur, central India, according to media reports.

“I was blessed with the twins — a boy and a girl — in the early hours on March 27,” mother Preeti Verma told the Press Trust of India news agency. “We have named them Covid and Corona for now.”

Preeti, 27, says she and Vinay embraced the names after hospital staff started using them for the children.

“The delivery happened after facing several difficulties, and therefore, me and my husband wanted to make the day memorable,” she said.

“We finally decided to name them after the pandemic.”

They named the boy Covid and the girl Corona.

“We wished to ease the anxiety and fear associated with these words and also make the occasion memorable,” Verma added in an interview with Express News Service.

They have since been discharged from the hospital.

“Both the mother and newborn babies are doing fine,” Singh said.
-Global News