On Superbowl Sunday, Colleen Gaffney of Plymouth, Massachusetts, went into labor.
During the third quarter, when the Patriots were down 25 points against the Falcons, Colleen’s husband Sean demanded that the baby be born so that the Pats could start making their comeback already.
And you know what? That’s exactly what happened. The baby arrived a few minutes later, just as the Pats began to rally. They ultimately won the game 34-28 in overtime.
So what did the Gaffneys decide to name their baby boy? Brady, after longtime Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Brady has three older siblings: Quinn (named for Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn), Reese, and Knox. The family dog is named Rudy after Notre Dame football player Daniel Eugene “Rudy” Ruettiger.
(As you might imagine, much of the recent usage of the baby name Brady has been centered in New England specifically.)