Ollie Locke Shares The Meaning Behind His Newborn Twins’ Unusual Names
In a new interview, Ollie Locke and his husband Gareth explain the meaning behind their twins’ unusual names.
They have named their son and daughter Apollo Magnus Obi and Cosima Emily Bex, who were born via surrogate last month. He explained that he’d “always wanted a son and called him Apollo”, while his mother’s nickname, Maggie, inspired the middle name Magnus.
He also revealed that his daughter’s name originates from the Greek for “chaos and beauty”, joking: “She’s already living up to that.”
A nod to Ollie’s late friend and surrogate, Emily Hartridge, the couple named Emily and Bex.
We hadn’t told Bex we were naming the baby after her, so Ollie surprised her at the registry office after the baby was born.” Gareth recalled. Ollie and Gareth were engaged in 2018 and married in 2020.
Ollie and Gareth already had the surname Locke prior to getting married, and now officially use Locke-Locke.
After seeing their story on social media, Bex volunteered to be their surrogate after learning about their fertility journey.
Seven weeks before the twins’ due date, Bex gave birth on 8 July.
Ollie said hello! We had some really strong monkeys.
Due to their belief that they were ready, they came out early, and they were absolutely amazing.
Compared to premature babies, they did not need as much help.”
Former Celebrity Big Brother housemate admitted that he and his husband had trouble choosing baby names earlier this year.