NRL star Anthony Minichiello, and his wife, designer Terry Biviano, welcomed their first child on December 2 last year, and have named their daughter Azura Trésor.
A former gymnast, Anthony has played his entire career in the NRL with the Sydney Roosters, making his debut in 2000. He is the team’s captain, and led them to victory in last year’s grand final. He has also been a long-term member, and captain, of the Italian national team, and has played for City, the New South Wales state team, and for Australia. In 2005, he won the Golden Boot Award for best international rugby league player. He is the older brother of Mark Minichiello, who plays for the Gold Coast Titans. His nicknames are “Mini”, and “The Count”, because of a perceived resemblance he has with the Muppet, Count von Count.
Terry is one of Australia’s most successful high-end shoe designers, and has her own label, which she launched in 2002. She starred in the reality televison programme, WAG Nation, and is a regular fixture on the A-List circuit. Terry and Anthony were married in 2012.
Azura is based on the word “azure”, and Trésor is French for “treasure”, so the baby’s name can be understood as “blue treasure”. The main colour on the Sydney Roosters’ jersey is dark blue, but I don’t know if there’s any connection. Azure is also the national colour of Italy.
Interestingly, we were told in a recent news story that accent marks are forbidden when registering baby names in New South Wales, yet Azura Trésor does have the accent over her name. Maybe the rules have changed, or are more flexible than was reported.