He’s a first for ev­ery­one

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS - By Holly Tre­genza

Co­bram’s new­est ci­ti­zen — Odin Dean Tame Ratahi Hendy born at 8.56 pm on Jan­uary 2 — got the tim­ing per­fect.

But ac­cord­ing to his par­ents it was all down­hill from there.

Nathaniel Hendy’s son ar­rived right on time, but noth­ing else went to plan.

He said when his wife Kyl­lie went into labour it turned out to be a far from rou­tine ex­pe­ri­ence.

‘‘Let me put it this way, it was not an easy birth,’’ Mr Hendy said.

‘‘But they came home from Goul­burn Val­ley Health on Sun­day and they are both now do­ing re­ally well,’’ he said.

Odin weighed 3.6 kg when he ar­rived and Mr Hendy ad­mit­ted com­ing up with his name was just as tricky as the birth.

He said his wife had re­jected his sug­ges­tions, such as Craig.

The name Tame Ratahi comes from Mrs Hendy’s grand­fa­ther’s fam­ily and her Maori her­itage.

Tame is de­rived from Thomas and Ratahi means one sun.

And Odin, well that is one of the most revered names in Norse mythol­ogy — he is also the fa­ther of Thor.

‘‘Kyl­lie had the fi­nal word on the baby’s first name, Odin, so if she is happy so am I,’’ Mr Hendy said.

Right now the cou­ple has big­ger fish to fry than who got to choose the baby’s name.

He is the cou­ple’s first child and Mr Hendy said it would prob­a­bly take a while for their new roles as mum and dad to fully sink in.

Mr Hendy is a broad­acre farmer, mostly in crop­ping, while Mrs Hendy had been work­ing in Ba­rooga be­fore stop­ping work to have Odin.

‘‘We have only just all got home, it’s still all hit­ting us,’’ Mr Hendy said.

‘‘But so far so good, they are both good.’’

Odin’s grand­par­ents are Margo and Graeme Hendy of Nar­ing and Theresa and Daryl Pater­son of Katunga.

❝Kyl­lie had the fi­nal word on the baby’s first name, Odin, so if she is happy so am I. We have only just all got home, it’s still all hit­ting us. But so far so good, they are both good.❞ — Nathaniel Hendy

It’s a first: Odin Hendy was Co­bram-Ba­rooga’s first baby for 2019 and was also a first child for proud par­ents Kyl­lie and Nathaniel.

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