Korn were trending on Twitter at the weekend, but not for any reason you might imagine. It turns out that, in a hilarious yet unfortunate cock-up in creating a birth certificate, a mother’s new-born baby was accidentally given the legal name of 'Korn', which sparked much online mirth.
Adorable, right? Except the baby’s mother doesn’t seem to think so. Posting an image of her little one’s birth certificate with the unfortunate mistake to Twitter, new mum Kells writes “The hospital messed up my baby's name and we just got the birth certificate and it’s Korn. My baby's name is legally Korn".
Having received over 14,000 retweets and 138,000 likes, Kells has since made her account private. Which is probably entirely sensible given that she has a new-born daughter demanding her attention.
In an update, Kells later explained a little more information behind the mistake, and clarifies her original choice in baby name. She says,
“1. The name is supposed to be Kora. 2. Yes this should be able to be easily fixed if we are fast! 3. There is a chance they may have had me double check this but to be fair I was down a lot of blood at the time.”
Reflecting on her infant daughter’s unexpected moment in the limelight, Kells later followed up saying: “Kora/Korn does not know she was the main character this weekend. We just mailed the corrections form, which unfortunately was the back of the Korn certificate so we can’t put it in the baby book but we’ll put a scanned version in.”
Fingers crossed it gets sorted for you Kells.
#baby THE HOSPITAL MESSED UP MY BABYS NAME AND WE JUST GOT THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND ITS KORN MY BABYS NAME IS LEGALLY KORN pic.twitter.com/nxoeqHbciJApril 23, 2021