Many couples aim to have a boy and a girl in their family.
A couple who lives in Concei ao de Coit, Brazil will surely be able to relate with this kind of situation since they only have sons...13 of them. Forty-year-old farmer Ireneu Cruz and his wife, Jucicleide Silva, who has been married for 2 decades, vowed that they won’t stop having kids until they are blessed with a female child.
The couple thought that their 13th child will surely be a girl but alas, the midwife announced that they have another boy.
The couple also made a deal that if ever they are blessed with a boy, Ireneu will name him while Jucicleide will be responsible for naming the girls.
“When Jucicleide first got pregnant we agreed she could choose the girls’ names and I would choose the names if they were boys,” said the father.
The couple’s children were named with a letter “R” at the start. The kids are as follows: Robson, 18; Reinan, 17; Rauan, 15; Rubens, 14; Rivaldo, 13; Ruan, 12; Ramon, 10; Rincon, 9; Riquelme, 7; Ramires, 5; Railson, 3; and Rafael, 2. The youngest boy is named Ronaldo and is only 1 month old.
“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,” he added.
Despite having a big family, the couple brags that none of them ever goes hungry.
“Every lunch time I cook a kilo of rice, a kilo of beans and an extra-large packet of macaroni. Of course there are times when things are tough but nobody ever goes hungry,” said the wife.
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