Dad Names His Five Kids After Flashy Cars

14/08/2014 16:54 | Updated 22 May 2015


A car-mad dad has made sure he keeps his love of flashy motors in the family by naming all five of his kids after high-end cars – even though he only drives a humble 11-year-old Vauxhall Zafira.

Matt Moxham's kids are called Mercedes, 19, Bentley, 15, Sapphire, 13, Aston, 17 months, and the latest addition to the range, Veyron, six weeks, who was named after the Bugatti. Chef Matt, 40, said: "I always wanted to name them after cars. But my wife Trudy wasn't happy. We agreed if the last one was a girl I'd step back. So when Veyron was born, I was relieved. If he'd been a girl, Trudy wanted something that totally wasn't a car, like Poppy."

Trudy, 38, has found non-motoring explanations for most of the names.

She said: "Mercedes was a name before the car existed. Bentley is a village, Sapphire is a gemstone and Aston is quite a common name. But I'm miffed with Veyron. I can't think of a way to explain it."

The pair, of Lee-on-Solent, Hants, are not planning any more kids. But it won't stop Matt.

He said: "I might buy a dog - and call her Porsche."

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