My bro was appointed by my father to snip off some hair for my Darling daughter.
This is not a Chinese tradition.
Rather, this was (I think) some old Filipino tradition that a baby should have the first haircut done by a gifted or bright person so that the baby will sort of like "inherit" the good qualities from this person.
Needless to say, my bro best fits this assignment.
Just fyi, this was taught by our long time ago Filipino maid.
舅舅looking smug with the tool
Poor little girl who had no idea what was going on