February 22nd, 2008 by Editor B

Break out the cigars and pass em around — it’s a girl.

Persephone Jean Everpax

Born on the cusp:
February 21, 2008

6 lbs. (just barely)
17 3/4″ long

Mother and child are both healthy. Persephone was delivered via Caesarian section, so Xy is recovering slowly.

More to come.

In the meantime, you can find the earliest known photos of Persephone ex utero in my photostream.

58 Responses to “Persephone”

  1. liprap Says:

    Mazel tov!!!

    So glad Mommy, Baby, and Daddy are doing well.

  2. GentillyGirl Says:

    Break out the Pink Cigars! Congrats!

  3. chrissieroux Says:

    Congratulations! I had a feeling yesterday–call me crazy–and have been checking the blog in much anticipation.

    Wonderful news!

  4. spab Says:

    Interesting last name, I dig.

    I was also “Born on the Cusp”. It’s the only way to go baby!

    I tip my (work) cup…. ;)

  5. a Says:

    Congrats!! The first EverPax…!

  6. Frolic Says:

    Great news. Congrats.

  7. Kelly Says:

    Congratulations to all three of you on the wonderful news!!!

  8. julesb_town Says:

    congratulations! so glad that all are healthy- I am a two time caesarian “survivor” -slow and steady is the way to go.

  9. alli Says:

    Congratulations!! What great news, and what a beautiful name!

  10. David Says:

    Major congratulations!

  11. dangerblond Says:

    Congratulations! So cute and TINY. You are going to be great parents. Will she have to spend half the year in the underworld? I’m so glad to read that everyone is doing well.

  12. Mark Folse Says:

    Congratulations. She is so damned cute. Must get it from her mother.

  13. mike Says:


  14. Varg Says:

    Cheers to all three of you!

  15. jeffrey Says:

    Let me guess. You are proud… and thrilled… and scared out of your wits. Congratulations.

    Hey, are you gonna call her “P.J.”? Because she might not like that very much.

  16. Sean Says:

    Excellent news dadio!!! (hide the pomegranates)

  17. Lee Says:

    I was wondering if you guys were actually going to do the Everpax thing or not. Congrats! You thought the first 40 years were interesting, just watch the next 18 or so. :)

  18. Daisy Says:

    Congrats to Poppa B.Rox and family!

  19. David Says:

    I’ll smoke a Cuban for Persephene.

  20. Charlotte Says:

    Oh, how wonderful! You do know daughters luuuuv their daddies?!
    Blessings to all three of ya.

  21. Garvey Says:

    Congrats! The most beautiful sound I ever heard was my daughter’s first cry.

  22. BanzaiBill Says:

    Congratulations! I wish you and your family all the best :) Banzai

  23. Jennifer Says:


  24. Bill Turley Says:

    Congratulations. It’s a wonderful day.

  25. Day 909: What’s In A Name? : Maitri’s VatulBlog Says:

    […] naming of Persephone Jean Everpax got me thinking about the somewhat noteworthy history surrounding my own moniker.  As if Maitri […]

  26. mominem Says:


    Nothing important to add.

  27. David Says:

    Was she born wearing the hoody or did they put it on her?

  28. PJ Says:

    I think PJ is a great sounding name. Hopefully it will stick!

  29. seide Says:

    Congratulations! Beautiful name for a beautiful bebe!

  30. William Says:


  31. Pistolette Says:

    Congrats! And what a beautiful name too. Hope Xy’s recovery goes well.

    My turn next!

  32. Stacey Says:

    Yay! Congratulations, she’s so cute!

  33. Carmen Says:

    Welcome to the theatre, child. Congrats to the parents. Need anything?

  34. Brooks Says:

    Congrats to the three of you! She’s gorgeous.

    This really makes my day. Long-distance love from NYC.

  35. Anthony Says:

    Congratulations ya’ll.

  36. peptide Says:

    Wonderful news!

  37. celcus Says:

    Congratulations! and all that.

  38. Jim Says:

    Beautiful Baby

  39. Peris Says:

    Oh, my! Welcome to Dadhood. Girls are the best. The house is now truly a home. Que les vaya bien!

  40. Kevin Says:

    Congrats young people!!
    Welcome to being a father. Take care of your gals.
    I’m sure the two of you will make fine, passionate parents.

  41. Marco Says:

    Best to ya’ll and for a healing recovery for XY.

  42. Dave Cash Says:

    Bart and Xy!

    Congratulations on giving birth to the reason for the seasons! I can’t wait to meet her.

  43. George Says:


  44. Lou Says:

    Congratulations, and what an awesome name you gave her! All the best to the whole family…

  45. Tony Says:

    Congrats B and Xy!

  46. lemming Says:

    As comment #46 I cannot be original or unusual but I am truly SO HAPPY that all has gone well for the three of you. Congrats all around, please make sure Xy gets plenty of heavy duty painkiller, and wishing all of you the very best. I’ve read that having a baby is one of the most optimstic acts possible in this lfe and you and Xy certainly have proven that.

    All of my best, lem.

  47. AnnaB Says:

    Wowee! How wonderful!! Best wishes to you all, and I love the “Everpax” idea.

  48. pam Says:

    congratulations! love the name.

    we’ve got three boys for her to choose from over here…

  49. Frank Schiavo Says:

    Doing the happy fat man dance [patent pending] as I read. Many happys to all inolved.

  50. LatinTeacher Says:


  51. LIsaPal Says:

    MUCHO CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so, so happy and excited for you guys! The baby is just beautiful. I’m looking forward to more pictures.

    By the way, I know how exhausting the first few months can be, so If you guys find yourselves in need an extra set of hands or someone with two good ankles to do the back-and-forth baby pace, please let me know. I’m one of those wacky people who absolutely loves newborns and those early baby days, (I do miss them!), and it would really be my pleasure to help out.

  52. Anne Daniell Says:

    hi Bart!

    CONGRATS!!!! So very happy for you and Xy and Persephone! wonderful, wonderful. You are going to love this new adventure, even when it’s hard, hard, hard.

    anyway, i was wondering why you weren’t able to make it to the Morris Jeff School meeting saturday — i see why!

    you will PROBABLY be otherwise occupied, but if you can come to the RSD meeting this Thurs. p.m., taking place at Nelson Elementary, pls. do. Morris Jeff will be one of the schools discussed, and we, concerned bayou st. john & mid-city neighbors are going “en masse” in support of renewing and re-opening the school. meet @ 5:30 in front of Bibleway Church on Orleans & N. Rendon.

    if i don’t see you, i’ll know why! CONGRATS AGAIN!

    anne daniell

  53. Bill C. Says:

    Huzzah! Congrats to all three of you. Great name. Everpax indeed! Mazel tov!

  54. Lisa Says:

    Congrats! Persephone has always been my favorite Greek goddess…what a beautiful name!

  55. Fred Says:

    Congrats Bart and XY! Heaps of love.

  56. P. Jean Says:

    Wow! I found this entry on a search for my name and just had to comment seeing as, running across another birth-named Persephone is rare enough but one with the same first AND middle name? Truly unique. :D Best wishes to you all! <3

  57. Craig Says:

    Congratulations to all three of you. Bart and Christy on the birth of such a beautiful child, and to Persephone on being born to such creative and caring parents. Midcity now has a Greek Goddess. Les bon temps roulez!

    Blees you all.

  58. Stacy Says:

    I had a baby on December 21, 2008 and named her Persephone Jean (a combination of her grandmothers’ names), interesting to find that there are others out there, I guess we have good taste.

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