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Because she born on 9th Sep of Chinese traditional calendar, it's a Chinese traditional festival, which we call it "重九"(double nine).


xfx explained the 九, I'll add the 儿: 儿 is often added to a 小名 (childhood name). It does not mean "ninth child" in this case, and the meaning "child" isn't really important here. The alternative would be to double up the name (like 花花,果果, etc). While homophones are extremely common and you wouldn't normally think of 酒 when you hear 九, in this case it may ...

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