A Millwall-supporting dad who grew up in Bermondsey has named his newborn baby Bermondsey Millwall Den.
Mike Bloomfield is a life-long fan of the club who now lives in Croydon and reportedly got in touch with Southwark News “as he made his way home from the registry office to his unsuspecting wife”.
If David Beckham can name his son Brooklyn, then I can name mine Bermondsey!
I just love Millwall and this is a good way to get the next generation involved.
One of the women at the registry office was a Millwall fan and she loved it when she saw what we are going to name him.
I threatened to do it but I don’t think my wife believed me! I’m not sure how she’s going to react.
Wife and mum Kelly, presumably a little while later, said:
He did say he might do it but I didn’t expect it.
He was a bit frightened to come home!
I’m coming around to it though and I quite like it. It’s growing on me.
I think he looks a bit like a Bermondsey, and it’s definitely unique.
I don’t think anyone else has got a name like that.
The funny thing is that we actually live in Croydon and are surrounded by Crystal Palace fans.
Our friends who are Palace fans say that they’re just going to call him ‘Dave’ instead.
Mike can’t wait to take his son, born less than a month ago on October 27th, to his first home game:
He’s got no choice – he’s Millwall.
I’m hoping to bring him down the Den as soon as I can for his first game.
They are just going to love him down there.