Mother-of-five names her newborn twins Ronnie and Reggie… and only later learns another pair of baby boys have had the names before
- Lisa Tarr, 27, from High Wycombe, gave birth to the premature boys in October
- She named them Ronnie and Reggie but insists she has never heard of the Krays
- That didn’t stop her from dressing them in sharp outfits reminiscent of the Krays
A young mother who named her twin boys Ronnie and Reggie insists she had never heard of their infamous East End gangster namesakes.
Mother-of-five Lisa Tarr, 27, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire gave birth to the premature boys in October and they fought off a bout of bronchitis.
She said she named them Ronnie and Reggie because she kept coming across the names on Google.
However, the full-time mother insisted they are not named after the infamous Kray twins, telling people who have asked her that she’d never heard of the gangsters.
That didn’t stop her dressing them in waistcoats and bowties – drawing comparisons with the slick suits the Kray twins were famous for.
Newborn babies Ronnie and Reggie were born prematurely and their mother insists they were not named after the infamous Kray twins
Lisa Tarr, 27, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire said she had never heard of the Kray brothers, also named Ronnie and Reggie
Lisa also proudly dressed her twins in Christmas outfits with Reggie as Santa Claus, suited and booted in red and white, and Ronnie in a Elf costume with a pointy hat.
She said: ‘I kept googling for boy names, and those two kept coming up.
‘When I told people I was thinking of calling my twins Ronnie and Reggie, they asked me if I was thinking of the Kray twins.
‘I’d not heard of them – obviously they’re not named after that Ronnie and Reggie!
‘But they’re nice, old-fashioned names, and they suit my sons.
‘Reggie is a bit bigger than Ronnie, so we thought we’d have to dress him up as Santa instead of Ronnie.
‘But Ronnie is a little smaller, and is a little mischief – so he’s definitely an elf. The two of them are so beautiful, and such tough fighters.
Lisa gave birth to the the premature boys in October and they fought off a bout of bronchitis
Ronnie, right, and Reggie, left on the sofa at home in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Though their mother said she hadn’t heard of the Kray twins, it didn’t stop her dressing her babies in waistcoats and bowties – drawing comparisons with the slick suits the Krays were famous for
Ronnie and Reggie were born prematurely in Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, weighing just 4lb 6oz each
‘My whole family is so smitten with them, and I’ve had such a positive reaction from my friends as well when they’ve seen them dressed like that.
‘I couldn’t believe how much other people love them too. They’re my boys, I just love them to absolute bits.’
Ronnie and Reggie were born prematurely in Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, weighing just 4lb 6oz each.
They’ve had an uphill battle since October 21, and spent two weeks in November recovering from bronchitis.
But Lisa’s youngest boys have ‘gone from strength to strength’ – and she ‘can’t wait to spend this holiday with them at their healthiest yet’.
Lisa is also mother to Jordan, 10, Kye, four, and Lyla, two.
Together with her 30-year-old handyman partner Noel Oxlade, they will be spending Christmas Day with Lisa’s family.