Media personality Emily-Jade O’Keeffe, and her husband, architect Gerard Murtagh, welcomed their first child about a week ago. They have named their daughter Millie Valentine; Millie was conceived after Emily-Jade underwent fertility treatment.
Millie was only one of the names they were considering; Molly and Melody were also up for debate, and Emily-Jade was keen on Molly May Murtagh until she realised the initials spelled out the radio station she worked for. Valentine is what Emily-Jade and Gerard called their unborn baby as a nickname, because it was conceived on Valentine’s Day. As Valentine can be used for both sexes, perhaps the middle name would have been used whether the baby was a boy or a girl. My understanding is that Valentine is a name that Emily-Jade has loved since her early teens.
Emily-Jade is a breakfast radio host for Triple M Brisbane, a regular on Channel 9’s Mornings with Kerri-Anne, and writes a blog for The Courier Mail called Emily Everywhere. She is also a MC and a marriage celebrant.