ROCHESTER, N.H. — A Rochester, New Hampshire couple is celebrating the birth of the newest New England Patriots fan.
Margaret Carter Brady Diamond was born Feb. 3, Super Bowl Sunday, at 12:12 a.m. – as in quarterback Tom Brady, who sports the No. 12 jersey.
“It was Margaret Carter just to start, but she ended up coming on 12:12 Super Bowl Sunday, and we held off on filing the paperwork and making sure that (the Patriots) actually won the Super Bowl,” father Gary Diamond said.
“Right, the thought crossed our mind before, but we didn’t want to jinx anything,” said mother Elizabeth Diamond.
Once the Pats clinched the title, Elizabeth and Gary Diamond officially added Brady as a middle name for Margaret.
“We had a little celebration in the hospital room,” Elizabeth Diamond said.
“My mom brought a bunch of cookies and buffalo dip,” Gary Diamond said. “We bought pizzas so the nursing staff could have a little Super Bowl party.”
Margaret is the couple’s first child, and they’re already planning football Sundays and birthdays for their daughter, including those precious few that fall on the Super Bowl.
The new parents said their child will carry her name proudly.
“I teach fourth grade, and I try to use (Tom Brady) as an example about perseverance and never giving up,” Elizabeth Diamond said. “Yeah, he’s had failures, and he bounces back up from them. It’s funny and it’s cool, but we’ll talk to her about the person that he is and how inspirational he really is.”