David Cameron names his new baby daughter
Updated on 25 August 2010
The Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha have named their daughter, who was born in Cornwall on Tuesday, Florence Rose Endellion.
Downing Street made the announcement after the Camerons said they wanted to have a Cornish name for their baby girl.
St Endellion in Cornwall is close to where they have been on holiday and is a village that Mr Cameron has visited many times.
The name Florence is 94th most popular girl's name in the UK according to website Baby Names. It means blossoming or flourishing.
Perhaps Britain's most famous Florence, Florence Nightingale, was a nurse during the Crimean War. She was named after the Italian city where she was born, while her wealthy parents were touring Europe.
Downing Street said the Camerons have received congratulatory messages from the Queen, Prince Charles, Gordon and Sarah Brown, and the French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Some flowers and a silver balloon with the message "New Baby Girl" have been delivered to the hospital.
Mr Cameron spent the night at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, where his daughter was born by Caesarean section.
The couple's two older children, Nancy, 6, and Arthur Elwen, 4, have now visited their sister. The Prime Minister left the hospital for the night at half past four this afternoon.
Christine Rashleigh, director of nursing, midwifery and allied health professions at the hospital said: "The nurses will be making sure that Mrs Cameron rests as much as she possibly can and pays attention to her other children as well as her new baby. It is really important for the family to bond as a whole."
She added: "I do hope that she will get as much time with her new baby as possible before she has to go back to the cut and thrust of working and supporting the Prime Minister."