Mother Names Her Baby Boy “Lucifer” – Receives Negative Criticism & Outrage

This story comes from Davon, England. Josie King is a 27-year-old mother of two; she received a lot of backlash and trolling from people when she named her baby boy “Lucifer.” According to the mother, the name isn’t based on religion but on the Latin meaning of the word – which means “the bearer of light.”

She calls her baby boy a “miracle baby” because he was a successful birth after she lost ten children. Josie also suffers from Hemiplegia, a form of paralysis of one or more parts of the body.

Josie went on the Jeremy Vine TV show to take part in their unique baby names discussion – where she spoke up about how she was treated when she decided to name her baby boy. People told her she was naming her son after the devil and so forth.

Josie said:

“The Devil is not the meaning of my son’s name.

“I’ve been called ‘an atheist’ – I didn’t even know what an atheist was till last night. Everyone has their own beliefs.

“When it comes to religion and real life, they are very different things – one is actual living and the other is in a book.

While talking about how this baby was a miracle baby, Josie described her medical condition:

“I was diagnosed with hemiplegia in September, then found out I was pregnant with Lucifer in October.

“So the pregnancy alone was stressful.

“I looked at thousands of baby names and it wasn’t a decision I made lightly because I knew it was the last child I could ever have.

“I had Lucifer six years since the birth of my first daughter because during that time I lost ten children.

“I never thought I would be given the chance to have a second child.

“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.

“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 think it’s really bad where a seven-month-old baby gets criticised and bullied because of a name.

“That is when we need to remember that society is the problem, not our personal choices.

“A name doesn’t change you being a mother.

“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.

Apart from receiving criticism, Josie also received some supportive messages from people. She spoke about how she felt receiving some kindness after a slew of negativity:

“I just want to say thank you to those people that have shared kindness and love with me, and have said what I think ‘It’s just a name!’.

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Source: TheDailyMail

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23 comments
  1. Proverbs 22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

    Ecclesiastes 7:1 – A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.

    1. I agree, whether or not you think the name represents Light of any kind, clearly says something. So God said to be kind to those who are not in the know. So I suggest being kind, and just letting mom know, the name is not a favored one, and perhaps she should think about it from a Fact thing, Satan is not of any light, and perhaps you might not want to glorify him using your sweet baby by naming him Lucifer. Being cool, and God telling you to get away from me I do not know you are two different things altogether…

      1. Just because you share your family name with the part of the body that most everyone sh*it’s through doesn’t give you the right to “kindly” verbally sh*t on her for her choice of name for her son. I would love to have a bit of insight into your daily life, because being raised in church I learned that some of the biggest hypocrites go to church and quote scriptures at people to make themselves feel better.

    2. Unlike others, I have no problem with the quotation of scripture, although your intent is unclear. Meanwhile, you do realize that those verses have nothing to do with one’s personal name, but is actually speaking about one’s reputation, right?

  2. I have a new grandson and extenuating circumstances kept us from his birth…Lucifer James came in April and I love him so…a name is who he is identified by…sweetest boy ever…I pray people will change their ideas on things but in the meantime I pray for him everyday!!

  3. My son was born on Halloween, he shares this with his grandmother, and I almost named him Lucifier. The main reason I did not is due to living in the US, especially rural US. He catches enough crap because of his birthday, and the fact his phone ends in 666. When I told him what he was almost named, he said he wishes I had gone with my first choice.

  4. Did it ever come to you the possible effect of this on your son? Imagine the bullying he is going to receive in the future because of the name you gave him?

    1. You say that like hell deserve being bullied. Maybe if kids’ parents weren’t so judgemental of a mothers choice of a name, their kids wouldn’t bully her child. The bullies are the problem in your comment, not the boy’s name.

  5. I wouldn’t give my child that name but to each his/ her own, there are bigger issues in the world , just be a good mom to your child my dear

  6. I have heard worse names than that. I see nothing wrong with Lucifer. If you actually read the bible you would know the real meaning to the name and not complain. It is no worse than being named Angel, Michael, Arakiel, Cassiel, Ariel, Nathaniel, Micah, Seraphina, Gabriel, Castiel, Etc… They are all names out of the bible. They all have a meaning. Lucifer means light bearer.

  7. you picked a name you like. i dont see a problem with that. sure as hell doesnt mean your kid is going to be the next antichrist…the name meant light bringer, ppl forget lucifer was an angel first. his choices led to him being the devil…at least according to the lore. sadly most ppl are going to be shallow judgements douchebags…but thats human nature, screw them. as holy as they think they are they’ll likely end up in hell…by their thinking anyway…wasnt it jesus that said ‘judge not lest ye be judged’?

    1. didnt expect this one to go through coz i said douchebags…that judgements was supposed to be judgemental too

  8. Lucifer[a] is one of various figures in folklore associated with the planet Venus. The entity’s name was subsequently absorbed into Christianity as a name for the devil. Modern scholarship generally translates the term in the relevant Bible passage where the Ancient Greek figure’s name was historically used (Isaiah 14:12) as “morning star” or “shining one” rather than as a proper noun, Lucifer.

    As a name for the Devil in Christian theology, the more common meaning in English, “Lucifer” is the rendering of the Hebrew word הֵילֵל, hêlēl, pronunciation: hay-lale) in Isaiah given in the King James Version of the Bible. The translators of this version took the word from the Latin Vulgate, which translated הֵילֵל by the Latin word lucifer (uncapitalized), meaning “the morning star, the planet Venus”, or, as an adjective, “light-bringing”.

    As a name for the planet in its morning aspect, “Lucifer” (Light-Bringer) is a proper noun and is capitalized in English. In Greco-Roman civilization, it was often personified and considered a god and in some versions considered a son of Aurora (the Dawn). A similar name used by the Roman poet Catullus for the planet in its evening aspect is “Noctifer” (Night-Bringer).

  9. The name in general is different, I like different but I am a Christian and as a Christian Its not my place to judge nor decide what name is bad or good. Based on my beliefs God loves everyone and says “love thy neighbor” so name your son what you choose and embrace and love him.

  10. What people fail to realize is that Lucifer was one of God’s most loved angels. The name Lucifer literally means “morning star” and “bringer of light.” For someone like the mother of this child who isn’t religious, doesn’t seem the name in any other way. I personally, being a Christian wouldn’t name my child Lucifer, but that’s my right and I shouldn’t be criticized for it just as she has the right to name her child Lucifer and should not be criticized for it. A name’s meaning is what’s important to most people.

  11. I can appreciate wanting to give a child a name with heart felt meaning. As the parent, it is our responsibility to protect your child from the things In life that are harmful. *(physical, emotional ,etc.) When giving a name to a child; we consider all that goes with it. What will the “nickname” be? Will the child be bullied? Do the initials spell anything? What will other children call him/her? Is this a name a child will be proud to be know by? At the ballgame, what will the coach shout across the field? All of these things effect a child’s self esteem as it’s being shaped. Childhood trauma, is the anchor throughout the rest of the child’s life. This trauma will touch every breath of the adult life. The world is a hard place. Why make it unnecessarily painful? You are blessed to have this amazing little human. Try not to inflect pain upon him/her. You are the “safe” “happy” “loving” place.
    You are the mommy. That is a honor.
    Regards
    Lauralee

  12. Michael and I both consider ourselves to be Lucifer. It is a title that has been maligned in recent history, probably most likely by writers of horror fiction and movie makers. People are what they make of themselves. They are the product of their choices, and should not be judged according to whatever their name might be. I think Lucifer is an excellent choice of name. It is silly to judge people based purely on a label.

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