Radio host Kate Dimond, and her partner, radio producer Sam Cavanagh, welcomed their first child on November 22 – a son named Baxter. Baxter Dimond Cavanagh was born at 7 am weighing 3.1 kg (7 pounds) , and his parents, who both use short forms of their own names, apparently already refer to him as “Bax”.
Kate, nicknamed “Monty”, is the presenter of Saturday Morning Monty on Nova Radio. Sam is the producer of the Hamish & Andy Show on Fox FM; he has been friends with Hamish Blake since they were both in high school.
(Story from Digital Spy, November 24 2011 and Herald Sun, November 24 2011)
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Lou @ Mer de noms said:
I like to concept of the name Baxter, but for me he’s just too much of a surname, if that makes sense.
I guess that’s always an issue with surname names – at what point do they begin to seem like “just regular names”?
Nook of Names said:
Do you get Baxter’s soup in Australia?
I like the sound of Baxter — but it does originally mean “female baker,” although even in the surname period it had started to be used for men too, so it seems to have lost its female associations fairly early!
We do, but it’s not a major brand or well known; some supermarkets even stock it in the “foreign foods” section!
I didn’t think of Baxter’s soup until you said it, and I’ve actually bought it quite a few times, so that’s how little it’s connected with “soup”. 🙂
(I didn’t know that about the female baker thing, how interesting!)