SUPERMODEL Cara Delevingne's dad said that he named his daughter Cara after an Aer Lingus in-flight magazine.
Her father Charles Hamar Delevingne told the Irish Times how he was inspired to name his daughter "Cara" when he spotted the word on the magazine.
“I used to go on Aer Lingus quite a lot and I loved the name Cara, which was the Aer Lingus magazine. It means friend I think in Gaelic," he told The Irish Times.
Delevingne, an English property developer, was speaking at the Irish Embassy in London at an event to mark the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Irish state.
Rather fittingly, Delvigne went on to tell the Irish Times: "I'm here to celebrate 100 years of Anglo-Irish friendship. Long may it continue".
He was invited along with other relatives of the diplomats who negotiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty in October 1921.
His grandfather, Sir Hamar Greenwood, served as the last British chief secretary to Ireland from 1920 to 1922.
Commenting on his grandfather, he said: “My mother always described him as being immensely kind, but I gather he’s pretty unpopular in Ireland because of his connection with the Black and Tans, which no one could be proud of."
A spokesman for Aer Lingus said: "We were delighted to learn that our popular inflight magazine was the inspiration behind Cara Delevingne's name".
Ireland's main airline said it plans to reintroduce the "much-loved" but now discontinued magazine in a digital format.