It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these posts, isn’t it? Nevermind, but today’s mother is a former Eurovision competitor turned TV presenter.
As part of group Precious, Jenny Frost represented the UK in Eurovision in 1999, where they placed a respectable 12th place. Following this and the group’s later split, she went on to join Atomic Kitten following the departure of Kerry Katona in 2001. Atomic Kitten went on to split in 2004, following the release of their third studio album. However, Atomic Kitten did reform in 2005, and again in 2008.
The group then reformed once more in 2012 to take part in the ITV show The Big Reunion, joined by several other chart-topping acts from the late-90s and early-00s. However, Jenny Frost did not join the line up due to being pregnant and thus Kerry Katona took her place.
Jenny Frost has three children, a son born when she was with former fiancé Dominic Thrupp, followed by a set of twins this year with current husband Vicente Juan Spiteri.
A decent enough group of names, you might think, but the catch is that the set of twins are fraternal girls, something that caused quite a bit of commentary back in January 2013 when their names were announced. It’s following in the footsteps of the likes of Jessica Simpson when it comes to using established male names on girls, and rather reminds me of Lisa Marie Presley who welcomed twin girls with the names Harper and Finley back in 2008 (noting that one of Finley’s middle names is Aaron).
Of course, this isn’t the first use of Nico as a female name by a celebrity, given that Thandie Newton notably has a daughter with the name, born in 2004 – with her sister born in 2000 being called Ripley.
This rather does pose the question, if you were told the above sibset consisted of two girls and one lad, who would you think is the lad? I’d most certainly be tempted to say Blake, as opposed to Casper.