English family with 13 children


Sara Foss and Stephen Smith of Derby, England, have 13 children (and are expecting their 14th in April). The names of the 13 they currently have are…

  1. Patrick, 21 years old
    • his name comes from Sara’s grandmother’s surname
  2. Stephen, 13
    • named after his father
  3. Malachai, 12
    • named after a character in the horror movie Children Of The Corn
  4. Peppermint, 11
    • name inspired by Sara’s pregnancy cravings
  5. Echo, 10
    • named after “a group of eco-campaigners who Stephen met during a job at work”
  6. Eli, 9
    • named after another character in Children Of The Corn
  7. Rogue, 8
    • named after a character in the movie X-Men
  8. Frodo, 6
    • named after a hobbit in The Lord of the Rings
  9. Morpheus, 5
    • named after a character in the movie The Matrix
  10. Artemis, 4
    • named after children’s book character Artemis Fowl
  11. Blackbird, 3
    • named after “a gathering of blackbirds which flew onto Sara’s lawn”
  12. Baudelaire, 23 months
    • named after the Baudelaire orphans in the movie Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events
  13. Voorhees, 10 months

Voorhees — because he was the 13th baby — was named after Jason Voorhees, the serial killer in the horror movie Friday the 13th. His middle name? Halloween.


[Latest update: May 2024]

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