Brian McFadden has revealed the emotional reason behind his daughter’s name. The Westlife star and his fiancée, Danielle Parkinsons welcomed a baby girl earlier this year who they named Ruby-Jean.
Now, Brian has revealed the reason behind her name and that she is partly named after his uncle who passed away ten years ago.
Speaking with RSVP Magazine Danielle said; “We went round the houses with a name. We had a long list and then the day before I went into labour we were looking through a baby book and I just said ‘Ruby’, and we both went, ‘Yes!’ We both really liked it and thought it would transcend from a baby to an elderly lady.”
Continuing, Brian added; “I think because we always knew the second name would be Jean, it made it easier. We had Taylor Jean and Roxy Jean, but Ruby was the one we loved the most.”
The name also means something to Danielle too as she shared; “Jean has quite a lot of meaning to us, as both my grandparents were Jean and a few of Brian’s family.”
“My grandad was Jean and my uncle, who died 10 years ago, so we have four family members who have all passed who were called Jean,” Brian added.
The couple, who previously suffered two devastating miscarriages, welcomed baby Ruby into the world in May of this year.
After attending a check-up at the start of the year, the pair learned that they’ll be welcoming a little girl to the world and they couldn’t be happier.
The pair were due to wed earlier this year, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic decided to postpone until 2022.
They’ve put all plans on hold until they know it’s safe to tie the knot, with their loved ones around them.
Congratulations on their new bundle of joy!