Alexander Boris de Pfeffel, in his mother’s words

boris-johnson-404_671939c.jpg

What the hey-hey? His family calls him Alexander.

“When I was three months pregnant, we travelled to Mexico City by Greyhound bus. It was very uncomfortable, I was desperately sick. We stayed with a man called Boris Litwin, who drew me aside and said: ‘You can’t travel back like this, here are two first-class air tickets’.

I was so grateful, I said: ‘Whatever the baby is, I shall call it Boris.'”

In fact, she named her firstborn Alexander Boris de Pfeffel.

Well, he can’t be a toff if his parents went to Mexico City on a Greyhound bus, surely?

Also I’m surprised that he’s so keen on the Routemaster, with his mother to remind him of the difficulties that disabled bus users face.

All this and more at The Telegraph.

2 Comments so far

  1. davotoula on May 20th, 2008 @ 9:46 am
  2. Flora Graham (flobud) on May 20th, 2008 @ 10:03 am

    Alone? But he’s the *mayor*. It’s not as if we’re doorstepping him, poor lamb.



Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.