On 11th January 2006, Vicky gave birth to our first grandchild - Neve Victoria Halliden.

Left: Neve at 1 month - ready to support England!

Right: Animated smile at 4 months. How time flies.


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Neve at birth. The observant will spot her weight - alright it is not gallant to give away a lady's weight (or age) but this is different.
The proud parents.
We were lucky to see her a few hours after birth.

Wondered where the name came from? Neve is an anglicised version of the Irish name Niamh (pronounced Neeve) and meaning "radiance, lustre, brightness." In Celtic mythology, Niamh was the daughter of the sea god Manannan. She was known as "Niamh of the Golden Hair," a beautiful princess riding on a white horse.

David's hair was blond when he was young so there is a chance Neve will eventually have golden hair although from the photos, it looks unlikely. However, that does not stop her from being bright and radiant.