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NRL player Todd Lowrie, and his wife Sally, welcomed their daughter Lani Mae on October 2, shortly after Todd’s team, the Melbourne Storm, won the 2012 Premiership. Lani Lowrie joins big brother Sonny, aged 1. Sonny’s birth was announced on the blog last year.

Todd began his professional career in 2003, and signed with the Melbourne Storm in 2010. He will be going to the New Zealand Warriors for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Todd’s dad Bert Lowrie is the team manager for the State of Origin NSW Blues.

An interesting point about Todd’s own name is that his first name, Todd, is from a medieval English word for “fox”, while his surname, Lowrie, is an old Scottish slang word for “fox”. In this story of The Marriage of Robin Redbreast, recited by the sister of Robert Burns, the name Tod Lowrie is used to mean “Mister Fox”.