Boxer Tyson Fury and his wife have attracted plenty of interest in their every day lives over the years.
Tyson is best named as the heavyweight champion but has also opened the door to his personal life on a number of occasions. One detail that has often fascinated fans is the unusual names given to the Fury children.
Tyson. 33. has spoken about his name choices for his sons in the past, who are called Prince John James, Prince Tyson Fury II, and Prince Adonis Amaziah. The star explained his reasons behind his sons names, explaining why Prince is the chosen moniker for three of them, according to OK Magazine.
Fury himself is nicknamed ‘The Gypsy King’ and said in his TV documentary: “I’m a king and they’re princes until they earn their rightful name.”
But what are Tyson and Paris’ daughters called? Let’s take a look…
Tyson and Paris’ daughters have the names Venezuela, Valencia Amber, and then there’s newborn Athena.
Discussing why they chose the unique names they have in the past, Tyson touched on the topic by saying: “My wife is called Paris. I’m Tyson and [gesturing to his son] he’s called Prince John James. If the girl had a normal name it wouldn’t fit in, would it?”
So it can be assumed that they’ve chosen the monikers they have in order to fit in with the other unique names given to their children. Paris previously hinted at what inspired their daughter’s name of Athena, Tyson showed a plague of goddess Athena which gave fans a clue as to why he’d chosen the name.
Tyson himself is named after legendary boxer Mike Tyson and he’s previously explained why his own father bestowed the name upon him. The boxer’s dad, John, said Iron Mike was the inspiration behind his son’s name, as the fighter was reigning supreme when he was born in 1988.
On top of that, baby Tyson was three months premature and weighed just a pound, so, touchingly, his dad felt he needed something that would give him strength and belief. “I thought, ‘There’s only one name fitting for him, he’s fought hard to become a person living in this world,’” John said.
In a documentary the family made together, Paris revealed her traditional traveller views on the education of her children. She said: “I was brought up as a Traveller and I want my kids to be brought up as Travellers.
“They will probably leave school at 11 and they’ll be educated at home from then. The boys will take a wife and make their family and the girls will take a husband and make their family.”