Couple name baby Speedy Gonzales

A Romanian couple whose baby was born in their car as they rushed to hospital have named the boy Speedy Gonzales.

The couple were heading to hospital at Suceava but were held up when their car broke down. The father told National newspaper: "We were on this crowded motorway with cars speeding next to us. My wife was in the back seat of our car already in labour.

"So we decided to do anything to get to the hospital as fast as we could. I managed to fix my car and was doing 90 kph when my boy arrived. I will call him Speedy Gonzales."

The little boy and his 33-year-old mother are both said to be in good condition in hospital.

However, it's doubtful whether the couple would have succeeded in so naming him in the US, as the cartoons have long since been pulled from the TV networks for fear of upsetting Mexican-Americans.

More about Suceava here (brush up your Romanian first): www.suceava.ro/

More about Speedy Gonzales here: www.americanroyalarts.com/ViewSub.cfm?Section=Warner&SubSection=Speedy%20Gonzales

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  • Tripps 27 Oct 2004

    The cruelty of some parents does amaze me, do they even think of how badly their newborn will be teased when at school?

    Besides which when he's older he'll be laughed at as 90kph is hardly speedy...

    Why couldn't they have been classy and named him after the placed he was conceived

  • chaparral 27 Oct 2004

    Hey, it'll be an appropriate name if he grows up to be a racing driver or a sprinter...

  • Mad Dave 27 Oct 2004

    I'd bet they havent actually 'named' him that on the birth certificate - I would imagine the guy just intends to call him that as a nickname?

  • Marki 27 Oct 2004

    Tripps said:

    Besides which when he's older he'll be laughed at as 90kph is hardly speedy...



    Sad thing is by the time the little lad grows up 90kph will probably be an imprisonable offence

  • pdV6 27 Oct 2004

    Is it just me, or is this the most worrying part?

    the article said:

    However, it's doubtful whether the couple would have succeeded in so naming him in the US, as the cartoons have long since been pulled from the TV networks for fear of upsetting Mexican-Americans.


    Maddness, I tell you.

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