Irineu Cruz, 40, and Jucicleide Silva have been trying for a girl for almost 20 years. They already have children ranging from one month to 18-years-old. During Jucicleide’s first pregnancy, the couple agreed that the dad would name the boys and mum, the girls.
The couple has since christened all their boys after famous footballers, all beginning with the letter R. Irineu, a farmer, said: “I’ve always admired players like Rivaldo and Ronaldinho, all the best footballers seemed to have a name beginning with R, so I decided to name my sons after them.” .
The family’s newest addition has been christened Ronaldo. He joins brothers 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.