Majak Daw’s girlfriend explains why his family is NOT calling their son by his first name, as she reveals how well the AFL star adopted paternity – that came just months after he nearly died falling from a bridge
- Majak Daw’s girlfriend, Emily McKay, said the AFL star enjoyed paternity
- Last August they welcomed their new son, Hendrix Kuat William Daw
- McKay explained that ‘Hendy’ was named after both new names and family money
- Daw nearly died when he fell from Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge in December 2018
Majak Daw’s girlfriend has revealed why his family doesn’t use their son’s first name and how well the AFL star adopted fatherhood after nearly dying.
The 29-year-old North Melbourne Kangaroos player and his partner Emily McKay, 32, welcomed Hendrix Kuat William Daw on August 29 last year.
Mckay said ‘Hendy’ was a happy baby and explained that his unique name was a mix of personal choices and family money, the Herald Sun. reported.
Majak Daw’s (photo left) girlfriend Emily McKay (photo right) said the North Melbourne AFL star Kangaroos enjoyed being a father to Hendrix Kuat William Daw (center)
They welcomed ‘Hendy’ in August 2019 (photo) and McKay revealed that his name includes family tribute and Daw’s family is referring to him with his middle name Kuat
McKay said the couple couldn’t choose a name during her pregnancy, but agreed that Hendrix felt right after the baby was born.
She revealed that Hendrix’s extended family instead called him by his middle name.
Kuat is a name chosen by his family. Normally in culture, Maj’s uncle would choose the name of the baby and he would choose the name Kuat.
“I wanted us both to name him, but I absolutely wanted them to be involved. Because he’s the first boy – he has four nieces – it’s the name they gave him, “McKay said.
She explained that the second middle name, William, was her grandfather’s name and also the name of Daw’s father.
McKay said the AFL star could have easily become a paternity thanks to growing up in a large family.
“He’s really good. Even with my cousins. He’s never been so scared of picking up a baby or giving him a bottle or going crazy with them, so that certainly helps. ‘
Daw nearly died when he fell from Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge in December 2018
Ms. McKay said that Daw was one of nine children and could have practiced fatherhood with his many cousins.
Baby Hendrix’s arrival had been a joyous moment for the couple after going through a particularly tumultuous year.
Daw fell from the Bolte Bridge, near Melbourne city center, in December 2018, and suffered serious injuries to his hip and pelvis.
He made one of AFL’s biggest comebacks and returned to North Melbourne after recovering in March last year.
Daw then played his first senior game since round 23 in 2018 in the Marsh Community Series AFL pre-season league.
He was on the eve of round 1 selection this year, but was forced out due to illness and the corona virus break of the AFL season.
McKay also wants the limitations of the coronavirus to be alleviated so that she can reopen studios for her tanning company Spray Aus.
The mom said there were more kids on the cards for her and Daw, but their focus was on Hendrix for now.
McKay said Daw was used to taking care of babies when they grew up in a large family