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Meet the first baby boy named after Cardiff City’s Championship-winning football team

Meet Aaron Craig Mackay Jenkins – a baby boy named in honour of Cardiff’s historic Championship-winning football side.

The two-week-old tot has already attended nearly an entire season’s games as die-hard City fan mum Esther Jenkins didn’t miss a single home game while pregnant – and went on most away trips as well.

By the time Aaron was born on May 20 his parents were celebrating their team’s promotion to the top flight.

And Esther, 38, said she couldn’t wait to take him to his first real game.

She added: “We will find a friendly match to take Aaron to, a bit of a quieter one as soon as we can.”

Parents Esther and Gareth, of Pontypridd, chose the name from a selection of their favourite Cardiff City characters: Aron Gunnarson, Captain Craig Bellamy and manager Malky Mackay

This isn’t the Jenkins’ first paternal tribute to Cardiff City.

In 2009, they named their first born daughter Eva-Lilly Ninian Jenkins, to celebrate City’s last year playing at Ninian Park.

Gareth, a heating engineer and City fan of 24 years, said: “If City had won the cup in 09, then we would’ve named Eva-Lilly after every player on the team.

He added: “The registrar said it was a good job we didn’t support Arsenal or she would’ve been called Emirates.”

Esther and Gareth first met 10 years ago in 2003 on a coach journey home from a 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace, who will join Cardiff City in promotion to the Premiership this year.

Both Esther and Gareth have been loyal season ticket holders for more than 13 years.

Their home is adorned with Cardiff City memorabIlia including an autographed Craig Bellamy shirt.

Eva-Lily was officially the youngest member of the Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust when she was three years old.

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