Terri-lee Levi and Michael Blackley decided to leave a lasting memory of last week’s cyclone when they named their first baby Dakota Yasi Blackley.
Terri-lee Levi and Michael Blackley decided to leave a lasting memory of last week’s cyclone when they named their first baby Dakota Yasi Blackley. Max Fleet

Cyclone delivers name for baby

ONE Bundaberg newborn will have no trouble remembering the bit of Queensland history that was being made around her as she came into the world.

Dakota Yasi Blackley will go into the future with a reminder in her name of the cyclone that hit the state around the time she was born.

It will also be a reminder of some of the events that were going on at Bundaberg Hospital before she took her first breath.

Mum Terri-lee Levi said she and partner Michael Blackley partly decided on the name Yasi because they had done some research and found it was short for Yasman.

“That was one of the names we were considering anyway,” Ms Levi said.

She said there were some complications in the labour room while she was giving birth, and she was surrounded by medical staff.

“With all the doctors who were coming into the room it looked as if a cyclone had hit it,” she said.

“And she was born on Wednesday, the day the cyclone hit.

“It all came together so the name seemed to be just perfect.”

Ms Levi said the name was something different and would be a reminder to little Dakota of the day she was born.

She said she and Dakota’s father also picked her first name because it was something unusual and a bit different.

Dakota, the first child for the couple, weighed a healthy 2.73kg when she was born on Wednesday.



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