"I just like that name. It's John The Baptist's childhood name... and my favourite church in Venice is called St. Zacharias... He was gonna be Zachary Jackson Furnish John but he was born on Christmas Day and, in the words of Levon, 'He was born a pauper to a pawn on Christmas Day'." Sir Elton John on the name of his baby son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish John.