Theodór Elvis Ólafsson, the first Icelandic baby bearing the name Elvis, recently received a delivery from Graceland with all sorts of Elvis-themed baby merchandize. The name was approved by the Icelandic Committee on Human Names in January.
The one and only Elvis Presley. Source: Wikipedia.
“There were overalls, a teddy, Elvis sunglasses and all sorts of stuff. There was also a CD for the daddy,” Theodór Elvis’s father, Ólafur Dadi Helgason, told dv.is.
“It started when a journalist from Iceland Review called us after they had been contacted by Graceland,” Helgason said.
After the story on Iceland’s first Elvis was posted on icelandreview.com it was picked up by elvis.com, which is run by Elvis Presley Enterprises, the company that runs the Graceland Museum.
Helgason said the delivery from Graceland had been the high point of a rather surreal period. Neither he nor Olga Möller, the baby’s mother, expected so much attention when they decided to have their first-born share his name with the King of Rock ‘n Roll.
“At first it was fun but it became a little overwhelming when the Stöd 2 news crew showed up at our house with their cameras. […] I was a little skeptical about the interview,” Helgason admitted. “The phone just kept ringing and I stopped answering it at one point.”
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