National Rugby League player for Melbourne Storm, Todd Lowrie, and his wife Sally, welcomed their first child on May 11 – a boy named Sonny.

There have been several men named Sonny in NRL, including Sonny Fai, Sonny Tuigamala, and Sonny Bill Williams. It’s also a celebrity baby name, since pop singer Noel Gallagher from Oasis called his son Sonny last year.

Some fans have pointed out that it sounds similar to Darren Lockyer’s son, Sunny James, born April 2010. And one wag pointed out the supposed irony of someone called “Sonny” being associated with a team called “the Storm”.

I’ve seen a few babies called Sonny lately, so this may be a name to watch.

Sonny Lowrie’s birth and name was announced on the Melbourne Storm’s Facebook page.

(Picture shows Todd Lowrie playing for Melbourne Storm; he’s the one holding the ball).