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Sibset of the Week: The Drewitt-Barlows

Barrie and Tony with their children, l-r: Saffron, Dallas, Orlando, Jasper and Aspen.

This week we’re looking at the children of two well-known gay parents in Britain. Since 2004, it has been legal in the UK for a gay couple to enter a civil partnerships, and recently it has been fiercely debated as to whether to extend this to marriage as well.

Barrie and Tony have been quite prominent in the fight for equal rights. They first came to prominence in 1999 after they travelled to the US in order to become parents. This was followed by a ruling by an American court, making their eldest two, twins, the first British children to be registered as having two fathers and no mother. They then had to battle to bring them home to Britain.

Since then, after the birth of their twins, they went on to have three more sons – including another set of twins:

Aspen, twin of Saffron

Saffron, twin of Aspen


Jasper, twin of Dallas

Dallas, twin of Jasper

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20 ‘O’ Names

Currently, a trendy suffix is ‘o’, so in this post I present to you some lovely ‘o’ boys names, some of which you may have heard of, others you won’t.


– Italian meaning lover of God.


– Italian variation of Aurelius, meaning Golden One.


– German name meaning brown. Popular throughout Europe, currently #861 in the US.


– Italian from Latin meaning lame. Featured in two Shakespeare plays, Much Ado About Nothing and Measure For Measure.


– Greek name meaning universe. The youth of today will likely associate the name with the ditzy, yet lovable character from Fairly Odd Parents.


– Spanish variaton of James, currently enjoying some popularity, placing it at #75. Dora the Explorer’s cousin is a bearer.


– English parents will likely associate this name with bumbling Hugo from cult comedy show Vicar of Dibley. It’s a German name meaning mind, intellect, and currently sits at #409.


– Not only benefitting form the ‘o’ trend, but also the name trend of place names. Indio is the name of a Californian desert town.


– German name meaning yew wood, archer. This is a more energetic name than Ivor.


– Hebrew name meaning preeminence. It was also the name of Moses’ father-in-law.


– This name has Latin origins and means lion. Currently #209.


– Spanish variation of Matthew that means gift of God. #229.


– German name meaning mind, peaceful, calm. #451.


– Spanish name meaning from Navarre. It’s also a  surname in the Basque Kingdom, helping it appeal the surname trend as well as the place name one.


– Greek name, can either stand alone or be a nickname for a Nico- name, such as Nicolo, Nicodemus or maybe even Nicholas. Thus, this name’s popularity could be helped along be appealing the the nickname trend. #585.


– Italian version of Roland, and means famous throughout the land. British actor Orlando Bloom shows this name isn’t necessarily for Italians only. Used by Shakespeare, and is currently # 410.


Spanish variation of Paul. Artist Picasso was a famous bearer. #344.


– Spanish variation of Peter, and currently not far behind in popularity at #268 (Peter is at #191)


– Not only a cute moniker, but also the name of a town associated with gambling. That never stopped place names such as Rio, though.


– Charming Italian version of Thaddeus. Personally, this version looks to have more youth than the first.

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