When “Boomer” Phelps was born in May this year to US swimmer Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole Johnson, no one batted an eyelid at the baby’s name.
It seemed comparatively normal, compared to some of the celebrity’s-babies-names we are accustomed to hearing. (Ahem, Gwyneth Paltrow, ahem)
But when Michael Phelps’ already impressive profile (and did someone say back muscles?) shot to fame at the Rio Olympics last month, baby Boomer came along with him.
Boomer was prepared.
The now four-month-old already had an active Instagram profile prior to the Games. But all of a sudden the little man was in demand.
(Especially after that footage of Phelps running up the stands to kiss Boomer, as Johnson and Phelps’ mother looked on. Phelps had just won his 20th gold medal. Hearts melted. Boomer looked unimpressed. Got to give it to him.)
Now, with a total of 684,000 followers, baby Boomer has a lot to answer for.