NRL player for the Parramatta Eels, Joel Reddy, and his wife Rearne Goodwin, welcomed their first child on Wednesday October 5 – a son named Rock Jarvis Goodwin Reddy. Rock Reddy weighed 3.9 kg (8 pounds 9 ounces), and his birth was announced on Twitter.

Both Joel and Rearne are members of famous sporting families. Joel is the son of Rod Reddy who played rugby league for the St George Dragons and the Illawarra Steelers. Rod’s nickname was “Rocket”, and I think that may be the inspiration for baby Rock’s name. Joel’s brother Liam plays soccer, and is goal keeper for Sydney FC, and his sister Bianca is goalkeeper for the Adelaide Thunderbirds netball team.

Rearne is the daughter of the famously gifted Ted Goodwin, known as “Lord Ted”, who played rugby league for the St George Dragons, Newtown Jets and Western Suburbs Magpies. Rearne’s brothers are Bryson, Bronx and Luke Goodwin, who all play professional level rugby league (Bronx Goodwin’s name was featured in Boys Names from the National Rugby League).

Joel and Rearne were married in Las Vegas last October.

I don’t know if there is any connection, but Jarvis is also a surname associated with the NRL; if so, Rock Jarvis Goodwin Reddy has a name fit for a scion of rugby league royalty.

(Photo from Rearne  Goodwin’s Facebook page).