Twins Get Star Wars-inspired Names After Being Born On ‘May The 4th’
It’s a special day when you finally get to welcome your baby — or, babies — into the world, but when the birth date also falls on the most celebrated Star Wars holiday, it’s even sweeter.
Kendall and Ross Robbins welcomed their twins on May 4 (aka “May the 4th“) — which has become known as Star Wars Day in recent years for sounding similar to “May the force be with you.” So, of course, the couple had to give their babies Star Wars-themed names. Because when the force is with your baby boy and baby girl — you can’t deny it.
Rowan Luke and Kai Leia were born at the McKay-Dee Hospital in Utah weighing 5 pounds 9 ounces and 5 pounds 4 ounces, respectively. Their middle names were derived from the iconic twin characters Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, and apparently — that was part of the plan all along.
“We found out we were having a boy and a girl, and we knew that, being born May the Fourth, they had to be Luke and Leia — at least for their middle names,” Kendall Robbins told Salt Lake City’s KSTU-TV.
There was no hesitation from the twins’ dad, either:
“As soon as we knew that there was a chance they were May the Fourth babies, it was like, ‘All right: If they are born on May the Fourth, that’s happening,’” Ross Robbins told the TV station.
He even wore a shirt to the hospital that had Darth Vader’s famous line, “I am your father,” written on it. Clearly, this family was ready for this day. And the force most definitely was with them!
Congratulations to the Robbins family!