Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

United Kingdom

D-Day: The baby named after the Normandy landings

A man who was born on 6 June 1944 was given the name Dee-Day after his father visited several pubs on the way to registering his birth.

Dee-Day White, from Hastings in East Sussex, says his father Bert repeatedly heard about “D-Day” on the wireless and it stuck in his mind.

Mr White, 75, is now very proud of his unusual name, although it caused problems when he was younger.

He said he “hated it” as a child but “now I wear my name with pride”.


Mr White added: “If I ever went into a pub to have a drink and when people asked me my name if I told them the truth they would know I was under-age.

“If I was to talk to an older girl, I’d say I was 17, they’d say ‘you’re not, you’re only 15 years old’.”

All his father reported hearing on the wireless the morning he was born was about the D-Day landings.

“He said to me all he could here was ‘D-Day, D-Day, D-Day being drummed into my head’.”

Mr White said initially the registrar refused to accept the name, saying the operation was top secret.

His father returned the next day with a copy of the Daily Mirror reporting the news of the D-Day landings on the French coast.

Mr White has even given his son the same name.

He said: “It’s been no problem to me and when my son was born 53 years ago I called him Dee-Day.

“When you say your name everyone asks ‘how did you get a name like that?’.

“When you explain it they say ‘that’s really lovely, ain’t it?’.”


Latest Tweets


You May Also Like

United Kingdom

Film director Ridley Scott has recalled the death of actor Oliver Reed while making the Oscar winning blockbuster Gladiator. Scott said hard-drinking Reed “just...


The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

United Kingdom

The Tremeloes. Dave Munden centre Dave Munden the Tremeloes drummer – and often lead singer – with the 60s chart toppers has died. He...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...