AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan, and his wife Laura Blythe, welcomed their fourth child on September 21 and have named their daughter Luna Ivy. Luna joins big sisters Edie, age 8, and Cleo, aged 6, and big brother Sidney, age 4.
Gillon comes from a sporting famiily as his father Angus was a first class cricketer, and his uncle Ian McLachlan, the former Minister for Defence, also played cricket and was President of the South Australian Cricket Association. Gillon is the brother of sports commentator Hamish McLachlan, who has been featured on the blog as a celebrity dad. Gillon himself has played amateur Australian rules football and represented Victoria in polo.
Gillon has been employed by the AFL since 2000, and was appointed CEO in 2014. Gillon and Laura met while they were both residents of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne.
(Photo shows Gillon and Laura with their three eldest children)
Thank you to Brooke from Baby Name Pondering for sending in this story, which was published in the “Herald Sun”. All celebrity baby name tips gratefully received!