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Sibset of the Week: The Hicks

David Nightingale Hicks, from

We’re looking at two generations of a family this week, because they all bear such facinating names. David Nightingale Hicks was a reknowned interior designer, who married Lady Pamela Mountbatten in 1960, and together they had three children:

Edwina Victoria Louise

Ashley Louis David

India Amanda Caroline

Then we come to the second generation, and let’s start with the eldest daughter, Edwina, who married her husband Jeremy in 1984 and together they have three offspring:

Maddison May (1994)

Jordan Anne (1995)

Rowan Michael (2001)

One can perhaps note the classics-in-the-middle, more modern choices in the front style they seem to have adopted for their names. Also, the relative gender-neutral-ness of the names – especially with the younger two children. I actual think this sibset may even be a few years before it’s time, as those kids could easily have been born in the last few years, rather than 10 to 20 years ago.

Edwina’s brother, Ashley, has worked as an author, designer and architect in his time. In 1990 he married an Italian designer named Allegra, with whom he welcomed two daughters:

Angelica Margherita Edwina

Ambrosia Maria Elizabeth

Note the matching initials, and that Ashley only named one of his daughters after one of his sisters.

Speaking of one of his sisters, we then come to India, who was a bridesmaid at the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer. India has four children with her partner, the interior designer David Flint Wood:

Felix Austen

Amory John

Conrad Lorenzo

Domino Carmen

Whilst I’ve seen both Felix and Conrad on people before, I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone call their child either Amory or Carmen before – they’re certainly bold choices.

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Sibset of the Week: The Plants

Robert Plant, from

No, I’ve not been going through my father’s record collection again. I’ve been rooting through my sister’s. And by sister I mean the social loafer, not the one who suggested we cover Dougie and Aleesha on Sunday. It’s an interesting contrast between what music Dippy listens to and sweet Hebbie’s interesting taste in music, to say the least, but that’s why we love her so.

Today’s father is Robert Plant, who is the vocalist and lyricist of Led Zeppelin, who has four children:

Carmen Jane

Karac Pendragon

Logan Romero

Jesse Lee

It should be noted that child no.4, Jesse, has a different mother to the rest of them. I am loving the use of Pendragon as a middle name; he’s bold. It’s worth noting that Abby has touted Pendragon twice on her newly created Fetching Names series. Once as an apple name, the other time as an alternative to Danger as a middle name. Could we start to see an uptake in usage of Pendragon? It would certainly be a delight to see.

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