Paul Walker’s brother Cody names his newborn in late actor’s honor
Cody Walker honored his late brother Paul Walker following the birth of his third child in a touching nod to the actor to carry on the family name.
Paul, who was best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, died in a car crash in 2013. He was 40 years old.
Cody, 34, and his wife Felicia Knox named their third child Paul Barrett, or “Bear,” nearly a decade after the actor’s horrific accident.
‘This November will mark 10 years since we lost my brother, Paul, and I just felt now was the appropriate time,” Cody told People.
“My brother, Caleb, and I are both done having children. My brother, Paul, was Paul William Walker IV and that name goes back four generations.”
“Within the family, he went by ‘little Paul’ or ‘Paul 4,’ even though he quickly outgrew our father in height. It was important to me to have that name carry on,” Cody added.
Cody, who stepped in to help finish “Furious 7” filming after Paul’s death, welcomed his third child on April 30.
It took the couple less than 24 hours to decide on a name for their newborn.
Cody already shares five-year-old daughter Remi Rogue and two-year-old son Colt with Knox, whom he wed in 2015.
It comes as Paul’s daughter Meadow Walker shared signs she receives from her late father nearly 10 years after his tragic death.
Meadow — Paul’s only child — was just 15 at the time of the tragic accident in 2013.
“For me, it’s numbers, four and seven are my dad’s favorite numbers,” the 24-year-old model told E! News.
“And I swear whenever I’m doubting anything or whenever I’m in an argument with someone or anything, I start seeing four and seven everywhere. So I always know that it’s him.”
Meadow recently followed in her father’s footsteps as she made a cameo appearance in the 10th installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, “Fast X” — released last week.
“For me this is super exciting and he would be amazed that this is happening,” she shared earlier this month.