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Meet St Leo and Thunder Bolt – sprint champ Usain welcomes twins

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Usain Bolt announces birth of twin boys on Monday morning. Photo: Instagram
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The fastest man in the world Usain Bolt has celebrated the birth of twin boys, announcing the news to his 15 million social media fans on Father’s Day in the US.

Jamaican triple world record holder Bolt, 31, and his partner Kasi Bennett, have named the twins Thunder Bolt and Saint Leo Bolt.

They already have a one-year-old daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt.

Saint Leo is a nod to the sprinter’s middle name.

The eight-time Olympic gold medallist is retired, and holding the world records in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay gives him the unofficial title of the greatest sprinter of all time.

Sitting against a rustic backdrop of reed and feather seagrasses, the happy couple posed for offical photographs, sitting in the middle of the twins wrapped in white baby rugs and cradled in wicker baskets.

“You are the rock of this family and the greatest daddy to our little ones,” Ms Bennett wrote on her Instagram.

In her post, Olympia can be seen just chilling on her phone while the team of photographers and stylists capture the moment.

Not the first to choose unusual celebrity names

The names are reminiscent of puns used by famous exes Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, whose first daughter is named North West. They also have a child named Saint.

Let’s not forget Elon Musk and Grimes, whose son X Æ A-Xii’s name set the internet alight when it was announced in 2020.

According to Vogue, celebrities often go for a unique name when it comes to their children.

They use the example of Ed Sheeran and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, who named their newborn daughter Lyra Antarctica. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s first born Apple Martin is up there as is Beyonce’s Blue Ivy

“Some are adorably wacky … while some are just sweet and refreshingly unconventional. You might even find some inspiration for your own brood,” Vogue wrote back in March.

Vogue lists 50 unusual celebrity names, here’s a taste:

  • Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani’s children:  Apollo Bowie Flynn, Kingston James McGregor, and Zuma Nesta Rock
  • Lucky Blue Smith and Stormi Bree’s child Gravity
  • Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim Kal-El
  • Cardi B and Offset’s child Kulture Kiari