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Sibsets of the Week: The Baddiels & Loughs

from varsity.co.uk

It’s time for yet another one of those two for the price of one Sibset posts. There’s mostly nothing in common with the two families aside from having at least one famed parent, and of course both being based in Britain.

We start off in the area of comedy and football. If you visit Britain – specifically England – during the course of a major footballing (that’s soccer to the uninitiated) tournament, such as the World Cup, then you’ll more than likely hear the song Three Lions at least once. The song was first released in 1996 as the official anthem for that year’s European Championships and later re-released for the 1998 World Cup. The song is the only song to ever hit the #1 spot twice with different lyrics – first in 1996 and later in 1998.

The slight comedic element brought in by the two comedians who wrote the lyrics is reflected by the fact that the song does not speak of unbound optimism for victory, rather talking about the repeated failures since 1966. A line in the chorus sums up the song pretty well:

Three Lions on a shirt, Jules Rimet still gleaming. Thirty years of hurt, never stopped me dreaming

The name of the trophy England won in the 1966 World Cup was called the Jules Rimmet Trophy. When Brazil won the World Cup for the third time in 1970, they were granted the rights to keep the trophy indefinately. In 1983 the trophy was stolen and has never been seen since.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, today’s famous father is David Baddiel, who wrote the lyrics alongside comedy partner Frank Skinner – who recently announced that he’s expecting his first child this year. The mother is Morwenna Banks, also notable in her own right as an actress. Together they have two children:

Dolly Loveday

Ezra Beckett

As for our second family, it comes courtesy of famed athlete Paula Radcliffe. At the moment she holds the women’s world record for a marathon with her time of 2:15:25 hours. In her career, she has also won the London Marathon three times, the New York Marathon twice and the Chicago Marathon once. In between all these accolades she’s managed to have two children with her husband Gary Lough, who is also her coach:

Isla

Raphael

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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)

Marnie

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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