A couple who have been trying for a baby girl for almost 20 years has vowed to continue having children until they succeed – despite the fact that they now have 13 SONS.
Irineu Cruz and his wife Jucicleide Silva have a brood ranging from one month to 18-years-old – but the couple say they won’t stop trying until a girl arrives.
During the first pregnancy , they agreed Dad would name the boys and Mum, the girls.
Now, footie-mad Irineu has since christened all 13 boys after famous footballers – all beginning with the letter R.
The family, who live in Concei ao de Coit , Brazil, hoped their thirteenth child would be a game-changer but instead the midwife announced it was yet another boy. Farmer Irineu, 40, said: “When Jucicleide first got pregnant we agreed she could choose the girls’ names and I would choose the names if they were boys. “I’ve always admired players like Rivaldo, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho and Robinho.
All the best footballers seemed to have a name beginning with R, so as more and more boys came along, I decided to celebrate South American football by naming my sons after the players I liked.”
The family’s newest addition has been christened Ronaldo after the former Brazil star. Read more