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Weekend Post: Advent Calendar Musings

I had to beg for one this year and it all payed off as I am now happily in possession of a Cadbury Advent Calendar. Cadbury make the best advent calendars, not just because I get to taste some Dairy Milk goodness every single day, since what I didn’t realise until today was what was on the back of my prized-possession:

Terrible resolution, I know.

Elfs named Lloyd and Esther. I love you Cadbury and lest we forget the other characters joining them: Hector the Robin; Clyde the Snowman; Rudy the Reindeer.

They’re not your average Christmas-themed names, like the ones Elea has been touting for the past few days. Clyde is certainly an interesting choice, given that only 4 boys born in 2010 were given the name. Especially odd given that the hugely popular show The Sarah Jane Adventures features a teenaged character called Clyde Langer, so you’d think he’d have given the name a slight boost. Bonnie doesn’t particularly suffer because of Bonnie&Clyde, but maybe Clyde does – just like the Romeo&Juliet situation where everyone is using Juliet but the only Romeo I can think of is the Beckham child.

Since Rudy has a red nose, I can only assume they tried to give Rudolph a youthful edge to him. But then they used the slighty fuddy-duddy name Esther…and Hector? I do love the names Esther and Hector, but double standards Cadbury? I suppose the only explanation was them trying to avoid copyright laws, which, fair dues. Lloyd seems to be middle ground with the names. I’d never pair him and Esther together, but it’s cute enough. Bree mentioned Boyd earlier on this week, and we have a film review duo called Floyd and Boyd here in the UK. Out of all three -oyd names, I’m not sure I can call which one could potentially starting trending the most. Floyd could get a boost from any Pink Floyd fans; Boyd from any Waking the Dead fans; Lloyd from any Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber fans. At a push, I’d say Boyd for the same reasoning I touted all those other short B names last week.

Am I the only one with names like these plastered over the back of their advent calendar? In which case, what are the odds?

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The Crazy Brits

Let’s indulge ourselves with a litte name spotting in the London Birth Announcements, notable names are in bold, siblings in brackets:

Alexandra Charlotte Ozanne, (Isabelle)

Alice Dhanlaxmi

Amelia Jonquil Angharad

Amélie India Lucy, (William)

Beau Vivienne, (Ada Rose)

Celia Jane Vanessa, (Dougal)

Charlotte Carol Jane, (Oscar)

Darcey Carmen Rose, (Theo)

Ellen Andrea Maria

Florence Iona Emily Peel, (Isla and Willa)

Isla Aris

Henrietta Philippa Rose, (Annelies and Martha)

Iona Kathryn, (Imogen May)

Iris Arabella, (Katinka)

Isla Katherine

Isobelle Susannah

Jemima and Willa, twins

Katinka Alice Belsham, (Bella and Freddie)

Katinka Lily

Liberty Valentina Vaughan

Louisa Jane, Alistair

Mair ‘Polly’ Elisabeth Patricia, (Florence)


Martha Maud, (Guy)

Martha Sophie Poppy, (Tilly and Olive)

Mary Beatrice Rose

Mary Constance, (Elsa and George)

Molly Elizabeth Sarah

Molly Juliet

Nancy Rebecca, (Lily)

Nancy Rose

Octavia, (Claudia)

Sadie Francesca

Soma Isis, (Seth and Saul)

Tessa Charlotte Jane, (Isabelle and Eliza)

Tessa Honor Bruce, (Tamsin and Jemima)

Willa Victoria Joanna Rees, (Hamish)

Zinnia Alice Victoria

Alasdair James Dudley

Alexander George Walter Halley, (Serena)

Archie Geoffrey

Arthur John Christopher, (Thady)

Caspar Anthony Wallace

Freddie Samuel, (Jack and Georgia)

George Alfred Beresford

George James Sherlock

George Raffles Tyndale

Griffyd Hunter Heber

Hector David

Henry Arthur Bromhead, (Jenkyn)

Henry Leonidas Tiberius, (Mark and Rupert)

James Luigi Wood, (Johnny)

Jasper Florian

Lawrence Happy John Owen, (Minnie Love and Heidi Sunshine)

Luke Christopher Æneas, (Angus, Orlando and Cosmo)

Oscar Gürsel

Oscar Jack Peter, (Kit and Jemima)

Peter Jack, Angus

Raphael Willam, (Isabella Flora and Lochlann James)

Rudy Felix James, (Olly and Chloe)

Tarka Alexander Arthur

Tobias Tarquin

Thomas Douglas Marinho

Wilbur Clement, (Patti Plum)

My favourite sibset? It has to be Lawrence Happy, Minnie Love and Heidi Sunshine.

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