Coronation Street’s Sam Aston and wife Briony reveal baby daughter is called Daisy Josephine
Coronation Street star Sam Aston and his wife Briony have revealed their daughter’s name is Daisy Josephine.
The couple, who are already parents to son Sonny, 20 months, have begun to understand what life is like as a family of four.
Speak with OKAY! magazineBriony explained the sweet meaning behind their daughter’s name.
Congratulations: Coronation Street star Sam Aston and wife Briony revealed their daughter’s name is Daisy Josephine
She said, “Josephine is a nod to Sam’s brother Jo and my grandfather Joe. Daisy is also the French name for Marguerite and my mother’s mother is called Margaret, so it was a way to have both grandparents around.’
Daisy was born on May 10, nine days late, after giving birth to three hours at their home in Lancashire.
Her parents describe the little one as a ‘dream’ and said that after she was born they played My Girl in a sweet moment.
It was very different from the birth of son Sonny, who was born six weeks premature and had to spend nine days in the hospital after developing jaundice and struggling to eat.
Happy news: the couple, who are already parents to son Sonny, 20 months, began to understand what life is like as a family of four
Briony said, “It was the complete other end of the spectrum. I felt more secure in control, whereas last time I had no control over anything. I had a lot of doctors staring at me and it was a blur.’
Sam – who has played Chesney Brown on Corrie for nearly 20 years – also explained how hard it is to have two under two.
He explained, “My current life is actually going really well with my storyline and Chesney with quads. It is full from the moment we wake up. It’s like having a job! Sonny has us at 5 am and there is no time to think as the day is just over. If you see that I look broken on the screen, it’s because I am! Many people go to work for a break from their children, but I have five children working.’
The couple announced the birth of their daughter in May to OKAY! magazinesaying, ‘Our beautiful girl has arrived.’
Baby Joy: In December, the couple revealed the ‘nice surprise’ that they are expecting a sister for Sonny (pictured shortly after Sonny’s birth)
In December, the couple revealed that the “nice surprise” they are expecting is a sister for Sonny.
Sam told OK! magazine: ‘I saw that we were having another boy, so it was a really nice surprise. I was quite shocked.
Sam said, “There are twins in Briony’s family, so when we went in I was a little nervous and said, ‘There’s definitely only one in there, isn’t it?’ He said, “There’s only one!” and then told us it was a girl!’
The couple wasn’t planning on having another child so soon, but now they’re happy to have kids who will be about the same age.
They posted to Instagram at the time, sharing a photo of Sonny holding a chalkboard that read, “We’re adding another pumpkin to our patch! Spring 2022′.
Briony previously said the couple were “not” trying to get pregnant because Sonny was born prematurely and she feared there could be a risk of another preterm birth so soon after birth.
Sam added that Sonny was planned while this pregnancy was a total surprise
And while Sam thought their family would be “complete” with a boy and a girl, his wife has other ideas.
Long-running character: Sam – who has played Chesney Brown in Corrie for nearly 20 years – also explained how hard it is to be two under two (pictured in 2011 on the soap)
Briony told how Sam tried to give her a fist for making their family complete after they found out they were having a girl, but she told him that just because they get one of each doesn’t mean the family is done.
Sam and Briony tied the knot in 2019, two years after the couple announced their engagement.
The couple first announced they were expecting a boy when they dated OK! magazine, saying, ‘We’re having a boy!
“It was a huge surprise when we found out, as there are a lot of girls in our families, so we were sure we were going to have a girl.”
Surprise: Briony said the couple were ‘not’ trying to get pregnant because Sonny was born prematurely and she feared there could be a risk of another preterm birth so soon after birth