Indeed a one big happy family, 40-year old Irineu Cruz and Jucicleide Silva have been married for over 20 years. And if their family of 13 sons from a one-month baby to an 18 year old isn’t large enough, they are yet to be blessed with a baby girl after all of their years together.
The couple has been trying for a daughter, as they had previously discussed that Jucicleide would name their daughters and Irineu would name their sons.
All of their children have been males, and Irineu has named their children after famous football players, considering that football is their sport in Brazil. He said “I’ve always admired players like Rivaldo and Ronaldinho, all the best footballers seemed to have a name beginning with R, so I decided to name my sons after them.”
So far, the names of their children have been Robson (18), Reinan (17), Rauan (15), Rubens (14), Rivaldo (13), Ruan (12), Ramon (10), Rincon (9), Riquelme (7), Ramires (5), Railson (3), Rafael (2) and Ronaldo, (1 month old).
His wife Jucicleide have yet to give up hope that someday, they will have a daughter and she will be the one thinking of a name for her children. But for now, their 13 sons have all been a blessing!