Landlord names new baby after best-selling drinks1st October, 2013 by Andy Young
A pub landlord has named his newborn daughter after the best-selling drinks in his bar, after he helped to deliver her in the pub.
Sergio Rocha, who runs the White Lion pub in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, helped his wife to deliver Estella Rose, after his wife’s waters broke in the bar on Saturday afternoon.
Natalie, 34, who was 11 days overdue, was then moved upstairs but her contractions became more severe and it soon became clear to the couple that their baby was not going to wait for paramedics to arrive.
The South West News Service (SWNS) reported that Sergio spoke to 999 operators over the phone, who helped the pair through the birth and after just 15 minutes of pushing the baby was born.
When the two ambulances arrived, paramedics found both mum and daughter doing well – and little Estella carefully wrapped in a towel.
Sergio revealed the names picked for his daughter were “truly fitting” as Stella Artois lager and rosé wine are two of his best-selling drinks.
He told SWNS: “We really liked the name but coincidentally they are also two of the drinks we serve – Stella and rosé. It’s also a bit like Estrella Damm, which is also a favourite of mine. I’m not a big drinker but it’s truly fitting really being that we run the pub together.
“To deliver my child was a magical moment. It was all a bit surreal for the customers – they didn’t know what was going on at first. There’s going to be plenty of time to celebrate properly with all the regulars though, it was quite a magical moment.
“I helped at the birth of my two sons but that was at hospital and I had people there to support me. I had the midwife on the phone in one hand and my baby in the other and I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. It was a very quick birth and the baby was so clean, it was like she had just come out of a shower.
“It was amazing.”
Sergio added that after the birth he headed down to the pub for a celebratory drink and got a round in for the rest of the pub.