Name: Shaya Braven Charvet
Date of Birth: March 5, 2008
Parents: David Charvet & Brooke Burke-Charvet
Siblings: Neriah, 11, Sierra, 9, & Heaven Rain, 5
- Shaya was born in Los Angeles, Calif.
- He was born at 11:31 a.m. on a Wednesday
- Shaya weighed 6.5 lbs and measured 20 1/4 inches long at birth
- His first name means God’s gift in Hebrew
- Shaya is the first boy in David’s family
“I have this really special bond with him — we have a level of trust where he knows he can come to me and I can take care of him. I’m pretty grateful for it. I grew up in a situation that wasn’t like that, so I always wanted to make sure my son had everything, and felt comfortable and confident. I’m just constantly trying to be a good dad.” – David on the bond he shares with his only son.
“You heard it here first! We have finally settled on a name. We waited our whole lives for our son, and couldn’t find the perfect fit. Poor guy! Now it’s official.Shaya Charvet.We played with so many different names, and both loved Shaya the most. It means God’s gift in Hebrew. David came up with a middle name, Braven, which I reallylike. I want to give him part of my name too, so I am thinking aboutdouble Bs in the middle like my initials, Braven-Burke. He is the last Charvet to carry on David’s family name. He isalso the first boy in David’s family, the little brother of threeprincesses, and my youngest. Ya think he is gonna be spoiled?!?!We haven’t agreed on the middle name yet, but for all those who havebeen asking, Shaya Charvet it is!” – Brooke on her first born son.
“He is the baby of the family, so Rain in particular takes incredible care of her little brother. She’s always after him, making sure he’s okay, holding his hand while walking down the stairs. If he falls, she’s there to pick him up. He’s a little strongheaded with these three girls — he wants his way also, so he tends to fight with them a little.” David on the relationship between Shaya and his big sisters.
“He loves tools. He’s got lots of tools! He brings his hammer and screwdriver everywhere. Even today, the first day of school, he asked if he could bring them with him. I said, ‘You can’t lose them,’ and he said, ‘Don’t worry, I’ll put them in my pocket!’ I think he likes the idea of building.” – David on his son’s love of tools.