Gordon D’Arcy and Aoife Cogan’s baby name is…unusual


Yesterday it was confirmed that Irish rugby star Gordon D'Arcy and Aoife Cogan had welcomed their first child together, and the newborn girl's name has finally been revealed.

Gordon himself announced the happy baby news yesterday afternoon, sharing a beautiful image of his new daughter's hand grasping his finger:

Now, the little one's name has been let slip, by none other than Aoife's boss. Derek Daniels of Assets modelling agency where Aoife is signed, posted on Twitter and Instagram today to congratulate the happy parents on their new arrival.

"Huge congrats to Aoifa and Gordan on the birth of beautiful Soleil X," he wrote.

Soleil, the French word for "sun," is definitely an unusual choice for Gordon and Aoife, but it's already growing on us.

Could it be a nod to Ireland's dramatic rugby win over France last year, sealing the team's victory as Six Nations winners?

One things for sure, Soleil D'Arcy won't meet many with the same name as her…