Occasionally when I can’t sleep, I listen to the shipping forecast on BBC Radio 4, and last night I caught the 0048 broadcast as a queasy tummy was keeping me awake. It’s broadcast 4 times dailyand gives the forecast and weather reports for the seas around the coast of the British Coast. Quite patriotically, the 0048 broadcast ends with God Save the Queen. Either way, the seas around the coast of the British Isles are split up into different areas, some of which have potential as names:
Minches (merged with Hebrides in the 80s)
In other places, there are a set of identical twins at my sisters school named Zephyr and Asher, nicknamed Ash and Zeph; they were the pigs in my sister’s recent school play.
Joanne Watson, single mother of one of the biggest broods in the UK was back in the news this week after it emerged her third eldest daughter, Mariah, 15, is her third daughter to become a teen mother. Either way, I’m fascinated by Febrianne’s name.
Do naming styles run in the family? Victoria Beckham has just given birth to daughter Harper Seven, and there’ve been comments that elder brother Brooklyn has the more feminine name. Victoria’s sister, Louise, also has four children: Liberty, Tallulah-May, Finlay and Quincy.
Finlay is the boy.