On the evening of June 11, a baby boy was born to Jennifer and Danny Cairns of Glasgow, Scotland. The baby was named Finn Cairns.
A couple of hours later, Jennifer’s mom began calling family members to tell them about the baby. When she got to her brother John — who completes the crossword in the Daily Record every day — she learned that both “Finn” and “Cairns” had been answers in the crossword that day.
It’s just amazing and the day it happened, I will never forget.
When my sister Marjorie told me his name, I thought ‘wait a minute, that was in the crossword’ so found it and there it was.
I thought ‘this is not real!’ and kept it to pass on to my mother.
And it’s even more strange because Finn was born on the 11th, and 11 is my lucky number.
He went on to say that the coincidence was “out of this world!”
Mom Jennifer likewise said that this was one of the most “absolutely bizarre coincidences” of her life.
P.S. The crossword clue for Finn was “Nordic part of fish, reportedly (4)” and for Cairns was “This city’s hot dogs (6).”