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Bindi Irwin's special nod to Steve in new baby name

Bindi Irwin's special nod to Steve in new baby name

Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her late father, Croc Hunter Steve Irwin, by giving her newborn daughter the middle names Warrior Irwin.

Bindi and her husband Chandler Powell shared on Instagram on Friday night that they had welcomed the first Irwin grandchild, Grace Warrior Irwin Powell.

"Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light," the 22-year-old mum wrote on social media.

"Grace is named after my great-grandmother, and relatives in Chandler’s family dating back to the 1700s.

"Her last name is Powell and she already has such a kind soul just like her dad.

"There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl. She chose the perfect day to be born and we feel tremendously blessed."

The pair revealed she was born on Thursday, on the anniversary of their marriage at Australia Zoo.

Powell said his daughter would be "surrounded by a whole lot of love".

"Thank you for gracing us on our wedding anniversary, so excited to have you home," he wrote on Twitter.

Irwin's mother, Terri, took to Twitter, writing: "Steve would be beyond proud."

"Grace is the next generation to continue his mission and message of conservation," she wrote.

Robert Irwin also had his own sweet message for baby Grace that he shared on Twitter.