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SA cricketer Wayne Parnell and wife Aisha reveal their baby’s name

2018-05-21 13:05
Wayne Parnell and Aisha Baker
Wayne Parnell and Aisha Baker. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Welcome, baby Khalid!

Well-known Cricketer Wayne Parnell and his fashion blogger wife Aisha Baker-Parnell took to Instagram on Sunday 21 May to reveal their new-born baby’s name.

“As a father, it’s your duty to give your children names with powerful meanings,” Wayne captioned the post.

“We’d like to introduce Khalid, named after Khalid ibn Al-Walid, he was one of the companions of The Prophet (SAW) and one of the greatest warriors in the history of Islam.

“This name has such a special place in my heart and I’ve known that I wanted to name my first-born son Khalid since the day I heard the story about his life 7 years ago.

“Thank you to Sh. Cader for conducting the name-giving ceremony. He was also the sheikh that married us two years ago on the 21st of May 2016. Please keep Khalid in your prayers.”

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The proud parents announced the birth of their first child on Tuesday 15 May.

According to an official statement released by Aisha’s representative, the new parents are thrilled about the new addition to their family.  

“They feel extremely blessed and are excited about this new addition to their family. It’s the couple’s first-born child and they can’t wait to embark on this new chapter in their lives.”

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