Golfer Adam Scott, and his wife Marie, welcomed their daughter Bo Vera on February 15. Last year Adam was the #1 ranked golfer in the world for several months, and won the Masters Tournament in 2013. His first tournament for this year’s season will be the World Golf Championships in Miami this March.
Rugby league footballer Mike Cooper, and his partner Katie, welcomed their son George early in February. Mike is an English player who played for the Warrington Wolves, and is currently in Australia on contract to the St George Illawarra Dragons, so his son’s name really fits the team. Although George is born in Australia, and has an Australian birth certificate, Mike is adamant his son is a little Englishman, so he has a very patriotic name.
Rugby union footballer Will Genia, and his wife Vanessa, welcomed their daughter Olivia on January 27. Will is originally from Papua New Guinea, plays for the Queensland Reds, and is also on the national squad.
Pakistani cricket great Wasim Akram, and his Australian-born wife Shaniera [pictured], welcomed their daughter Aiyla on December 27 last year in Melbourne – the Arabic name Aiyla means “moonlight”. Wasim has two sons named Tahmoor, aged 17, and Akbar, aged 14, from his previous marriage. The Akram family are in Australia while Wasim commentates on the Cricket World Cup, and they will return home to Pakistan at the end of next month.
Australian rules footballer Alipate Carlile, and his partner Jo Sutton, welcomed their daughter Essena on March 31 last year. Alipate is originally from Fiji, and plays for Port Adelaide. He and Jo are expecting another child in a few months.