Political reporter Hugh Riminton, and his wife, TV journalist Mary Lloyd, welcomed their daughter Holly May on December 27. Holly has older sisters named Caitlin and Coco, and a big brother Jacob who is 2 and a half years old.
Hugh has had a distinguished career in TV journalism, often working as a foreign correspondent, and has won several awards. He is currently Political Editor for Ten News, and also hosts political interview show, Meet the Press. He married long-time partner Mary Lloyd in December last year; the wedding was held in Cambodia.
According to Hugh’s Twitter account, he found a four-leaf clover in his garden on his first wedding anniversary while expecting the baby. I wonder they didn’t think of calling her Clover, which would fit in with her sisters also having names starting with C. I guess Holly as a Christmas name won out, or perhaps Clover is too strongly identified with the mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore.
(Story and photo from the Herald Sun, December 30 2011)
The Name Station said:
If I were a political reporter, the last thing I’d want to do would be name my daughter after a political figure I talk frankly about every single week on TV. Too weird and close to home, I think.
But I agree they probably were influenced by the Christmas season with the name, considering the original inspiration was a four-leafed clover.
Famous people with distinctive names can really nix the name – not because they’re terrible people, but just because the name is so much THEM.
Awkward Turtle said:
Clover would have been lovely! Holly nice too, but I think with the story, Clover is better.
I thought so … of course, it’s possible they just don’t like the name Clover! 🙂