First baby born in 2017 at Chicago-area hospital named ‘Wrigley’
The Chicago Cubs of course broke a championship drought this past fall that spanned generations by winning their first World Series in 108 years. So it probably should not be all that surprising that the first baby born in a Chicago-area hospital once the calendar rolled over to 2017 was named in honor of the Cubbies.
The Cubs-loving parents of Chicago’s first New Year baby named their newborn daughter Wrigley.
Meet baby #Wrigley Rose Dalbey, the first 2017 baby in the #Chicago region … Yes, her parents are huge @Cubs fans pic.twitter.com/16IlJi1rdk
— Jazmin Beltran (@JazminBeltran) January 2, 2017
More on little Wrigley, via the Chicago Tribune:
Wrigley Rose wasn’t supposed to arrive for another few weeks, but she came into this world with two distinctions: a World Series-worthy name and the (unofficial) honor of being the first baby born in a Chicago-area hospital on New Year’s Day. After a short labor, Ellen Dalbey delivered Wrigley at 12:12 a.m. at AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village. She weighs just under 6 pounds and has a bit of blondish hair, her dad, Aaron Dalbey, said. She will go home in a Cubs-colored car seat to a pink nursery.
Little Wrigley isn’t the only baby born early on in 2017 who was named in honor of the Cubs. The Tribune adds in its report that a baby born on Jan. 1 was named Addyson in honor of Cubs shortstop Addison Russell and a street that borders Wrigley Field, albeit spelled a bit differently.
Suffice to say, it shouldn’t be mind-blowing when we hear about several babies being named “Maddon” in the Chicagoland area in 2017. There will probably be a lot of infants named “Kris” and “Bryant,” with countless other Cubs-themed names as well.
[Big League Stew]