There is now at least one baby boy in the world called "Uber" - after a woman reportedly gave birth in the back of a cab that she'd ordered from the popular app.

She was picked up by an Uber driver called Shahnawaz in South Delhi, India - after her efforts to call an ambulance to take her to hospital proved unsuccessful, according to the Times of India.

But it soon became apparent that she would give birth before reaching the hospital - forcing Shahnawaz to step in.

He provided towels and a bowl for water, before the baby boy was delivered on the back seat of his car.

Immediately after the birth, he got back behind the wheel and rushed the woman, her friends and the newborn to a local hospital for treatment.

His commitment to the cause has since been recognised by the mother - with the ToI reporting that the boy was named Uber by the driver at a ceremony on Sunday.

Shahnawaz has since described the birth as the "happiest moment" of his life.

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