He's not afraid of showing his emotions on the football field & England and Manchester United hero Wayne Rooney, 24, was overcome with joy yesterday, sobbing as wife Coleen handed him their newborn son, Kai.
The 24-year-old was at his wife’s side as she gave birth to the baby boy whose full name is Kai Wayne Rooney, weighing in at 8lb 2oz.
Already, there has been much speculation on the name, which has a number of different meanings in many languages. However, Rooney is known to be a fan of the Mortal Kombat video game, in which Kai is a leading character.
A source said: 'Wayne was a star with Coleen. He didn't leave her side from the moment she came into the hospital. 'When Col gave birth, Wayne's eyes welled up. As soon as he was handed the baby, the tears began.
The couple had arrived at the hospital just after 10pm on Sunday night. Coleen remained at the hospital overnight while Wayne grabbed a few hours sleep in a nearby fathers’ room. It is believed that doctors then decided to induce the baby, which had been due on October 24 and so was nine days late.
Coleen was checked into the delivery room and gave birth at 1.45pm.
The baby's name has strong Scandinavian origins, and means 'rejoice' in Finnish, although it also has clear meanings in Japanese, Hawaiian, Mandarin and Burmese. A spokesman for the Rooneys said: 'Mother and baby are both absolutely fine. Wayne and Coleen are thrilled with the wonderful addition to their family life.'
Rooney looks set to miss team United's Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow tonight to be with his wife and child. Coleen is expected to return home from the hospital this evening. Both Wayne and Coleen's family were in the hospital with the couple and Wayne's brother Stephen and cousin Claire arrived an hour after birth clutching flowers.
Coleen's decision to snub private healthcare delighted staff at the specialist hospital, which claims to have the highest standards of maternity care. The TV presenter worth £8million in her own right - recently made a documentary featuring her adopted sister Rosie, who suffers from Rett Syndrome, to raise funds for NHS hospices.
Coleen's choice of the hospital, just six miles from where she grew up at Croxteth, shows she has kept her feet firmly on the ground, and is a marked contrast to many other footballers’ wives who have chosen to give birth at private clinics.
Editor: Congrats to Wayne & Coleen and a big welcome to baby Kai !