Figure Skating Baby News!

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Sylvia, May 25, 2012.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    @MWskatecast tweeted today:
    Photo link: http://twitter.com/MWskatecast/status/206101555915657216/photo/1

    Also, Angela Nikodinov and Ivan Dinev welcomed their first child, a girl, earlier this month. :cool:
     
  2. fluorescein

    fluorescein New Member

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    Tiffany Scott had a baby boy in March!
     
  3. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    ^ more great news! Bring it on! :encore:
     
  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Thanks for letting us know!

    This morning Todd Eldredge tweeted this photo: https://twitter.com/toddeldredge/status/206317591432671232/photo/1
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2012
  5. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful! Congrats to Todd & his fiancee, Sabrina!
     
  6. Lacey

    Lacey Well-Known Member

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    That one of Lucinda's babies is gorgeous. Todd's boy looks just like him.
     
  7. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    Baby times two! Good for you, Lucinda Ruh!
     
  8. misskarne

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  9. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Yes, Eldredge confirmed on Twitter that his son is named after the Brazilian F1 racing driver, Ayrton Senna:
    "amazing driver & proud to name my son after such an amazing man. Maybe he'll grow up to race one day."
     
  10. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering about the middle name. Very Buddhist...
     
  11. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations to all the new parents!
     
  12. liv

    liv Well-Known Member

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    Liking that Todd Eldredge even more now. Ayrton Senna is my favourite sports star EVER!!

    Congratulations to all the new parents.
     
  13. misskarne

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    I suspected as much. There have been a few more Ayrtons getting around lately with the release of "Senna" and his nephew, Bruno, doing quite well in F1.
     
  14. nyrak

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    Congratulations to all the new families!

    How do you pronounce Ayrton?
     
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  16. misskarne

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    Luckily (or unluckily) in almost every interview Bruno does someone asks him about his uncle. The way Bruno says it is "Eye-ton" with a very short "o" sound. Since is a) Brazilian and b) related I'll go with how he says it! :lol: Most Westerners pronounce it Air-tn, I've found. Murray Walker of the BBC once switched to saying it properly and got heaps of angry letters from fans telling him to stop pronouncing Senna's name like a pompous idiot! :rofl:

    (I've also heard it said Eye-air-ton, which seems to be some kind of bastardised inbetween version used by US commentators.)
     
  17. Johnny_Fever

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    He owns a Ferrari.
     
  18. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    ^ He used to. I don't think he has it anymore (someone asked him about it on his Facebook wall), but he does have a Corvette (and loves auto racing as a sport), in addition to golf.
     
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  19. aftershocks

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    Congrats to Todd, his fiancee and his family! Such a very handsome little boy! Love his inspired name. First I've learned about Ayrton Senna (as I am not that in to racing car scene), but wow -- Todd has named his son after a very cool, brave man! Senna is a national hero in Brazil and an international hero in the world of F1 racing. Haven't seen the documentary on Senna's life and career but it must be a wonderful tribute.

    So it seems that Todd isn't interested in his son growing up to be a figure skater as he surely understands first hand what an unforgiving and difficult pursuit that can be. Race car driving of course has its own set of dangers and challenges, but at least judges aren't always involved in deciding whether you crossed the finish line first.

    I think golf might be a safer pursuit, but all good luck to Ayrton Zen Eldredge in whatever he does. Enjoy every moment with your son, Todd!
     
  20. PashaFan

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    Senna was my favourite sports star too. I cried for day's when he died.
     
  21. liv

    liv Well-Known Member

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    Me too. I still cry whenever I read a particulary moving article or something about him.... watching the documentary was bitter sweet for me. It was great to see it, but sad to know the outcome.

    I read recently that more people visit his grave every year than the graves of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and JFK put together. That's amazing.
     
  22. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    That isn't really a sensible baby friendly vehicle :lol:

    And there won't be any time for golf now.
     
  23. misskarne

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    I went and saw it three times in the cinemas and have just about worn out the DVD, and every time without fail I start bawling when they show Roland Ratzenberger. From then on it's just a sob-fest til the end. :(

    On my second viewing, there was a lady in there who watches documentaries just for fun. We were the only two people in the cinema. At the end she came up to me and asked if I had known how it was going to end. I told her of course. She didn't know! She didn't know anything about motorsport and didn't realise that Ayrton had died.
     
  24. paskatefan

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    True, but between Todd & Sabrina, I don't doubt that they have a family friendly vehicle. :) :D
     
  25. Sylvia

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    Lucinda Ruh is not alone -- Larisa Spielberg and Craig Joeright (2000 U.S. Pairs bronze medalists) also welcomed twin girls earlier this year.

    Re-posting the happy baby news of Silvia Fontana/John Zimmerman (Sofia was born on April 3, 2012):
     
  26. LongTimeLurker

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    Has Rena Inoue had her baby yet? I couldn't find any news....
     
  27. Sylvia

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    I don't believe there was a public announcement, but reportedly Rena Inoue and John Baldwin became proud parents of a baby girl in early November of 2011.

    Also born in November 2011 was a son, Zayin Nicholas Jahnke, to Ryan Jahnke and his wife Tashiana (their first child).

    ETA:
    Todd Eldredge tweeted this new photo on 5/29 ("My baby boy Ayrton's first racing suit! ‪#Ferrari‬ driver in the making!!!"): http://twitter.com/toddeldredge/status/207487696363458562/photo/1/large
     
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  28. vivika1982

    vivika1982 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the thread Sylvia.Congrats to all figure skating parents.Baby Ayrton is the cutest Formula 1 baby :)
     
  29. misskarne

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  30. PashaFan

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    I have to say that the image of them taking Senna from the car still makes me cry. It also still shocks me too.