Welcome to the world, Baby Uber!
What’s in a name?
For one Indian woman’s newborn child, it’s Uber.
A woman identified in news reports as Babli, of South Delhi, decided to allow a heroic stranger to name her son Uber after giving birth to him in one of the transportation network’s cars en route to Safdarjung Hospital on Saturday, reports the Times of India.
The mother, who was reportedly with two other women at the time of the birth, ordered the car after her calls for an ambulance went unanswered.
“The woman was writhing in pain and her friends did not know what to do,” Shahnawaz, the Uber driver, told the Times.
“I pulled out towels from the seats and poured some drinking water into a bowl. The child was born within minutes and I was really happy to see that he was responding,” he added.
Shahnawaz then rushed the new mother to the hospital where he accompanied her to the emergency wing and helped put her on a stretcher.
“The doctors asked if I was her husband. I narrated the entire incident after which they congratulated me. This was one of the happiest moments of my life,” he told the news outlet.
To honor Shahnawaz’s quick-thinking actions in the car, Babli and her family asked the driver to name the baby.
So, naturally, he named it after his company.
The mother also reportedly told Reuters that “I named him after Uber because the baby was born in an Uber cab.”
Welcome to the world, baby Uber!