An­other baby named Bale af­ter Wales star Gareth

South Wales Echo - - NEWS -

ON NEW Year’s Eve Cardiff City sea­son ticket holder Chris Perry and his part­ner Tracy named their son Bale Lu­cius Perry af­ter the Real Madrid and Wales soc­cer su­per­star.

But it turns out the foot­ball-mad cou­ple are not the only ones to pay trib­ute to the Welsh star.

De­scrib­ing him­self as a “mas­sive Wales and Cardiff foot­ball fan”, Jake Lewis and his part­ner Misha Pugh also named their son af­ter Gareth Bale.

Baby Bale was born on Novem­ber 11, 2016 and proud dad, 22-year-old Jake claims he was the first to be named af­ter the player.

“I’ve al­ways fol­lowed Cardiff and Wales – since I was a lit­tle boy,” Jake from Aber­cynon said.

“I went to watch Wales and Ire­land in the Eu­ros, ob­vi­ously baby Bale was still in my part­ner’s belly at that point, but when I came home we started to think se­ri­ously about names.

“And be­lieve it or not, Misha came up with the name Bale. Ev­ery­body thinks it was my idea be­cause I’m such a huge foot­ball fan, but she sug­gested it.

“Ob­vi­ously I jumped at the chance and said ‘yes’ straight away.

“I looked up the name and re­alised that he would be the first to be named af­ter Gareth Bale.”

And it seems baby Bale and the Real Madrid striker have more in com­mon than their names.

“Bale was born on Novem­ber 11 the same num­ber on Gareth Bale’s shirt” Jake said.

“When my fam­ily found out about the name they were all re­ally pleased and sup­port­ive. They said ‘trust you to think up a name like that.’ But my fam­ily are big foot­ball fans too so every­one was re­ally happy.

“Every­one says they hope he turns out like Gareth Bale – play­ing for Wales or Cardiff, that would be amaz­ing.”

Not ones to stray away from un­usual and unique names, Jake and Misha are also parents to three-year-old Brae and Ffi­nah, who’s 18 months old.

“We tried to look for names that no­body else would have,” said Jake.

“Ffi­nah is named af­ter my grand­mother Josephine, Brae was a sur­name that we liked and well, you all know what Bale is named af­ter.”

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