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There's A Lovely Irish Meaning Behind The Rooney's Strange Baby Name

By Darragh Berry

August 2, 2018 at 2:05pm

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If you're Irish, there is a good chance that you'll have curly strands of hair on your head. It might be full on curly-wurly or there might just be the odd one or two sticking out making styling your hair a nightmare from the day you begin.

Wayne and Coleen Rooney announced the birth of their fourth baby in February and they decided to break their tradition of names beginning with K - Kai, Klay and Kit.

Their fourth child will be called Cass Mac Rooney and while many believe that it could be short for Cassius, there is actually a lovely Irish meaning behind the name.

According to She Knows baby names, although Cass means 'wealthy man' in English and 'vein' in Latin, in Irish, it means 'curly-headed'.

So in a rough translation, Cass Mac Rooney means curly-headed son of the Rooneys.

It's kind of a sweet name when you think about it but if he doesn't live up to his curly-headed expectations, we'll be kind of disappointed.

Know anyone who should have been called Cass? Let them know in the comments.

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