Model Cassi van den Dungen and her fiancé, bricklayer Brad Saul, welcomed their first child in September. The papers reported that they had a boy, but did not release the baby’s name. However, one of the subscribers to this blog became impatient at the lack of news, and did a little sleuthing on her own. She has written in to say that Cassi and Saul have discussed their son publicly on Facebook, and apparently his name is Drake.

Although this looks like pretty solid evidence, I have to stress that it’s still unconfirmed. (I was a bit iffy about publishing naming rumour, until I saw that Elisabeth at You Can’t Call It “It”! recently had a post on Lily Allen’s possible baby name for her new daughter – if Elisabeth says it’s okay, then it’s okay!).

Cassi was runner-up to Tahnee Atkinson on the 2008 series of Australia’s Next Top Model. She was offered a chance to model with a New York agency, but chose love over her career and opted to sign with a Sydney agency instead, so that she could remain with Brad. A controversial figure, Cassi was given the title of “bogan princess” by the media.

Cassi and Brad have been dating for four years, and as Cassi is 19, she also qualifies as one of our teenage mothers on the blog. Her modelling career is currently on hold while she concentrates on motherhood.

Thank you to Pearl for this information. All readers are very welcome to send in any news of celebrity baby names, should they not be covered on the blog in a timely manner.

UPDATE 4th April 2012: Cassi’s photo was published in the Herald Sun this morning, and the name has been officially confirmed as Drake.