AFL star Andrew Embley, who plays for the West Coast Eagles, and his wife Rayne, welcome their first son, Lux Edward. Lux Embley was born 7.30 pm last night, June 3, at Perth’s St John of God hospital, and weighed 7 lb 6 oz (3.35 kg).

Lux joins big sister Autumn Claire, who will turn two in September. Readers may remember that Autumn Claire has already appeared in this blog, as a celebrity baby name in the Waltzing with … Autumn entry.

Naming Lux did cause the Embleys some disagreement; Andrew favoured the name Eddie, but Rayne was attracted to the idea of a three-letter name that couldn’t be shortened into a nickname, and fell in love with the name Lux. Eventually they compromised, with Andrew’s choice being relegated to the middle name position. So no Eddie Embley.

From the point of view Australian Rules fans, Lux’s timely arrival means that Andrew will be free to play against the Gold Coast Suns tomorrow.