British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds have named their son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson in honour of their grandfathers and the doctors who treated the Prime Minister for coronavirus.

The birth came just days after Mr Johnson returned to work Corona treatment and isolation.

Ms Symonds announced the name on Saturday on Instagram beside a picture of her and the boy, who already has thick hair resembling the blond thatch of his father.

Ms Symonds, 32, said Wilfred, who was born on Wednesday, was named after Johnson’s grandfather, while his second name came from her grandfather Lawrie.