Family in England with 14 Children

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Radford family, with 16 kids.

Here’s another brood from England that’s nearly as large — the Watson family of Guernsey, with 14 children:

  1. Natasha, 22
  2. Bradley, 21
  3. Shanice, 19
  4. Mariah, 16
  5. Georgia, 15
  6. Caitlin, 12
  7. Brittany, 11
  8. Febrianne, 10
  9. Charlie, 9
  10. Lilly-Arna, 8
  11. Nerilly-Jade, 7
  12. Armani, 5
  13. Tallulah, 4
  14. Indianna, 3

Which of the 14 names is your favorite?

Source: Single mother of 14 slams critics who brand her a scrounger


9 thoughts on “Family in England with 14 Children

  1. I can’t help but like Febrianne and Nerilly-Jade.It’s like she had some ideas for 7 kids, but then just kind of pulled things out of the air.

  2. If you hadn’t mentioned that this was an English family, I would have thought it was an African-American sibling group. Some of those names seem unexpected on white children–of course, connotations may be different in England than here in the US.

  3. My maternal grandmother was from a family of 14:

    1. Paul Pierre Claude Henri (1915) “Paul”
    2. Marcel Robert Marie Jacques (1916) “Marcel”
    3. Edithe J.(?) Anna (1917) “Dieth”
    4. Marie Blanche Clementine (1918) “Blanche”
    5. Eduard Hubert Pierre Clemens Robert (1919) “Ed”
    6. Jan Hubert Leo Marie (1920) “Jan”
    7. Maria Johanna Gerarda (1922) “Miep”
    8. Marie-José Eleonora Mathilde (1924) “José”
    9. Henri Paul Robert Jenny (1927?) “Henk”
    10. Adriaan Pierre (1927?) “Adriaan”
    11. Robert Alphons Margriet (1929) “Rob”
    12. Jeanne-Marie Theresia Marcelline (1930) “Jeanneke”
    13. Johanna Josefina Maria Margriet (1935) “Yiet”
    14. Anke Juliana Jeanne Marleen (1937) “Anja”

  4. Dutch TV series ‘Een huis’ vol follows the lives of two large families.

    Children of Ingridt (49) and Marcel (48) Deijs:

    1. Peter (1985)
    2. Stefan (1987)
    3. Melissa (1989)
    4. Danny (1991)
    5. Remon (1993)
    6. Samantha (1995)
    7. Wesley (1996)
    8. Kimberley (1999)
    9. Chantal (2001)
    10. Jeffrey (2003)
    11. Naomi (2005)
    12. Jordy (2010)

    Children of Samantha (41) en Eugene Baumgard (48):

    1. Tyrona-Rachell (1991)
    2. Yokechia (1993)
    3. Levrone-Guy (1995)
    4. Shauntell (1996)
    5. Laicerey-Shaw (1998)
    6. Roemillo (2000)
    7. Shaylarean “Shayla” (2001)
    8. Shayaniqua “Shaya” (2003)
    9. Tyrese (2005)
    10. Nashawn (2007)
    11. J’Leeta (2008)
    12. Shevernety “Shevy” (2010)
    13. Shayquan (2012)

    I would describe the naming style of the Deijs family as “white lower class”. (English names are often considered a bit tacky here.) The Baumgard names are “black”, obviously. They are African Americans from the former Dutch colony of Suriname.

  5. Thank you, Maarten, for the lists! And for letting us in on the general perceptions of the names. I had no idea English names read as kinda trashy over there. Very interesting.

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