Even though Jonah has a white father, doctors say the chances of him being white too were an incredible one in a million.
The parents were equally surprised by their sons unexpected colour as was the midwife who delivered him.
“The midwife looked at me and looked down at Jonah and then at me again and couldn’t believe it,” Mrs Howarth recollected to the Sunday Mirror.
Her husband, a medical recruitment consultant, was “astonished”. He had expected his son, who was born at Milton Keynes Hospital on June 1, to have darker skin.
The father, 34, said: “When I first set eyes on my baby boy Jonah, it was a feeling of pure delight and relief that he was healthy and strong. His complexion was very pale due to the umbilical cord being wrapped around his neck when he was being delivered.