Terrace B.C.’s New Year’s baby name comes from Star Wars

Parents decide to go with unique name beginning with letter J instead of the name Luke.

The force will certainly be with Terrace’s New Year’s baby thanks to an inventive name.

Jedi Phillip Angelo was born at 8:26 p.m. Jan. 2, weighing 8 lbs 14 oz to parents Phyllis Wells and Justin Squires. He has two older brothers, whose names also begin with the letter “J”.

I was originally going to go with ‘Luke’ but his dad really liked the J names,” said Phyllis.

His (dad’s) brothers all have J names and our two boys have J names.

We wanted something unique that no one else had.”

She added that her dad is also a huge Star Wars fan.

Jedi’s middle names are after other relatives: Phillip is after Phyllis’s grandmother, also named Phyllis, and Angelo is after his mom’s first child Angelina, who passed away.

He was expected to be born Jan. 16.

In the province, the first baby of the new year was a boy in Surrey Jan. 1 at 12:15 a.m.

The first baby born in the north was a girl in Prince George at Jan. 1 at 1:25 a.m.

For those who aren’t familiar with the Star Wars movies, “jedi” is a term used for the men fighting against the evil empire who wants to take over and rule. “Luke” is the main protagonist.

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