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NRL player Dylan Farrell, and his partner Hayley Mundy [pictured], welcomed their son Derain about a week ago. Derain Farrell joins big sister Leilani, aged 3. Derain is a place in New South Wales, whose name is said to come from an Aboriginal language meaning “of the mountains”; Dylan grew up on an Aboriginal mission on the South Coast. Dylan has played for South Sydney Rabbitohs since 2010, and has been signed with the St. George Illawarra Dragons for next season. Souths will face Manly in the finals on Friday.
Soccer star Mark Milligan, and his wife Rhia, welcomed their daughter Audrey earlier this year. Audrey Milligan joins big sister Maya. Mark has been playing professionally since 2002, and is currently signed with Melbourne Victory; he is also a member of the national team, the Socceroos.
Local rugby league player Chris Thompson, and his wife Chrystal, welcomed their son Chandon early in the year. Chandon Thompson joins big sister Alaqua, aged 4, and big brother Mataeo, aged 2. Chris plays for CYMS in Dubbo. Chandon is a French surname, taken from a common place name in France; it is most associated with the champagne Moët & Chandon.
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How is Derain pronounced? And thank you for putting me on the blogroll!
You’re very welcome; I wasn’t sure how to credit you, so I hope I got it right? Or right-ish?
I would say Derain how it sounds – DEH-rayn.
Seems fine to me 🙂 I wondered if it might be de-RAYN (as if it were French or something) but I much prefer DEH-rayn.
Aboriginal words don’t have as much stress as ours do – deh-rayn would probably be more like it.
I probably wouldn’t have liked Derain if it hadn’t been for the meaning, “of the mountains” sound wonderfully inspiring.
It IS a nice meaning, although as Derain is nowhere near mountains, I’m not sure how it got it!