Former AFL footballer Kym Koster, and his wife Sarah, welcomed a new baby son a week ago, named Jed Hardy.

Kym explains that they were looking for a baby name that seemed boyish and strong, and wanted something “a little bit original”. “We don’t know of many Jeds out there,” said Kym. He has already bought Jed his own tiny football to play with.

Jed Hardy Koster joins big brothers Josh, 13, and William, 10, from Kym’s previous marriage.

Kym made his AFL debut for Footscray in 1994, and transferred to the Adelaide Crows in 1996. He retired in 2000 and now runs a successful cleaning business. Last year he won Man of the Year from Men’s Health magazine.

(Story and picture from Adelaide Now, July 26 2011).