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Sibset of the Week: The Morrises and The Lumsdens

Mel Giedroyc, from

I’ve mentioned The Great British Bake Off more times than really healthy on this blog, heck, I mentioned it in last week’s Sibset post. So, we’re going to slightly rectify that by again talking about two families, with one having no relation whatsoever to the aforementioned show.

But, let’s start with it. The show was presented by comedy duo Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc. We’ve previously mention another half of a female comedy duo, Jennifer Saunders, in this feature in November 2011. Her set of three daughters had a rather sweetly vintage feel to them, as does Mel’s own two daughters with husband Ben Morris:



We’re sticking with the slightly vintage feel, but swapping to boys names with our second sibet. Both parents, Richard Lumsden and Sophie Thompson, are in the acting game. To the international audience, Sophie is probably best known for either playing Lydia in Four Weddings and a Funeral or Mafalda in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. To her home audience, her part as Stella Crawford in Eastenders will likely be your first thought – if you watch soaps that is (and I don’t).

Either way, they couple have two sons:

Ernie James

Walter Eric

I couldn’t help but wonder if the nod to comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise was intended. I’d certainly like to think so.

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Name Spot of the Week: Sevens Rugby

Rugby Sevens logo from

I love rugby, t’s my favourite sport to watch after Formula 1 (and maybe a decent game of footie), and last weekend was full of Sevens Rugby for me, with Twickenham hosting this time ’round. It’s a fast-paced version of Rugby, with each game just 15 minutes long, and only 7 players per team. It also made for some interesting name spotting:

Aderito (Portugal)

Alafoti (Samoa)

Allister (Scotland)

Biko (Kenya)

Camille (France)

Cecil (South Africa)

Collins (Kenya)

Derek ‘DJ’ (New Zealand)

Diogo (Portugal)

Emosi (Fiji)

Facundo (Spain)

Flavien (France)

Gaston (Argentina)

Gregory (Australia)

Hamish (Australia)

Hernan (Argentina)

Horace (Kenya)

Humphrey (Kenya)

Ifan (Wales)

Ignacio (Spain)

Igor (Russia)

Isoa (England)

Javon (Wales)

Johannes (South Africa)

Lolo (Samoa)

Lote (New Zealand)

Mikhail (Russia)

Mitieli (Fiji)

Ofisa (Samoa)

Peni (Fiji)

Petrus (South Africa)

Ratu (Australia)

Renaud (France)

Renfred (South Africa)

Reupena (Samoa)

Rhodri (Wales)

Roderick ‘Roddy’ (Scotland)

Samuela (Fiji)

Seremaia (Fiji)

Shalom (US)

Sherwin (New Zealand)

Sitiveni (Fiji)

Simaika (Samoa)

Tai (US)

Thyssen (Canada)

Trent (Australia)

Valenese ‘Nese’ (US)

Vasily (Russia)

Victor (Spain&Kenya&Russia)

Walter (Argentina)

Zar (New Zealand)

Elsewhere, sister #1 has a friend over at the moment named Alixx, who claims her name is the Greek version of Alexandra. I’m not exactly sure it is (Alixxandra), but there you go.

Speaking of my sister, I mentioned earlier on this week that my sister had used Clotilde as her confirmation name, what I lacked to mentioned was the confirmation name of another lad being confirmed at the same time: Elmo.

At the weekend, I watched my first episode of Hawaii Five-O, I know I’m a little late coming into it, but the name Kono stood out for me. I love 4 letter -o names for girls, such as Juno and Meno, so it’s a plus.

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