A mum has been slammed for naming her son Lucifer.
Josie King was relentlessly trolled after calling into the Jeremy Vine show to share her opinions on baby names.
The 27-year-old, from Plymouth, said she was not inspired by the devil when she named her little boy.
She says her seven-month-old son’s name just popped into her head one day and she liked how unusual it was.
The mum-of-two told Devon Live: “There wasn’t any inspiration for the name. I’ve looked at many baby books and I like unusual names. I don’t like having the standard names.
“I assumed I was having a girl so I picked a girl’s name because we are a very female dominated family – I was going to call her Narnia but then I found out I was having a boy.”
Josie, who also has a six-year-old daughter called Talayla-May Barbara Elaine Kayleigh Kelsey Jade King, continued: “I like the names I like, it may not be right for other people.
“When I chose his name I knew people wouldn’t like it but it’s not up to them.
“I had a couple of family members saying ‘you can’t call him that’, but I said I’m not religious so it doesn’t stand for what other people think it stands for.
“But my dad knows what I’m like and that I like to be unique so he said that seems like you.”
Josie says she has received a lot of hateful comments since appearing on TV.
She said: “I’ve had a lot of hate since being on Jeremy Vine but it still doesn’t change my opinion, I don’t regret choosing that name.
“I’ve had messages all day. I didn’t realise that one impulse phone call to Channel 5 would end up in me having so many.
“I do think people have a right to have an opinion – it’s mostly the older generation that don’t like it.
“I like the name because I like it, I don’t think it stands for the devil, in my eyes.
“If the devil was called something else, you wouldn’t like that name either.
“It’s about people’s mindset with the name.
“I’ve had people ask me why, but I say why not? The name is no different than Sarah or Dom.”
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