Name your children: call the midwife style 🌸

I’ve been binge watching call the midwife for the millionth time and was hoping that you would all indulge me once again in my fantasies of naming babies from times gone by!


Pretending that nothing went out of fashion and, using my extensively gathered list of names taken from 1950s-1960s [name_u]England[/name_u], [name_u]Ireland[/name_u], [name_u]Scotland[/name_u] & Wales… what would you name your children?

boys

[name_m]Abdul[/name_m] | [name_m]Adam[/name_m] | [name_u]Adrian[/name_u] | [name_u]Aidan[/name_u] | [name_m]Alan[/name_m] | [name_m]Alasdair[/name_m] | [name_m]Alastair[/name_m] | [name_m]Albert[/name_m] | [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] | [name_m]Alistair[/name_m] | [name_m]Allan[/name_m] | [name_m]Andrew[/name_m] | [name_m]Angus[/name_m] | [name_m]Anthony[/name_m] | [name_m]Antony[/name_m] | [name_m]Archibald[/name_m] | [name_u]Arthur[/name_u]
[name_u]Barry[/name_u] | [name_m]Bernard[/name_m] | [name_m]Brendan[/name_m] | [name_m]Brian[/name_m] | [name_m]Bruce[/name_m] | [name_m]Bryan[/name_m]
[name_m]Carl[/name_m] | [name_u]Charles[/name_u] | [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] | [name_m]Ciaran[/name_m] | [name_u]Clifford[/name_u] | [name_m]Clive[/name_m] | [name_m]Colin[/name_m] | [name_m]Colm[/name_m] | [name_m]Craig[/name_m]
[name_m]Damian[/name_m] | [name_m]Damien[/name_m] | [name_u]Daniel[/name_u] | [name_u]Darrell[/name_u] | [name_u]Darren[/name_u] | [name_u]Darryl[/name_u] | [name_u]David[/name_u] | [name_u]Dean[/name_u] | [name_u]Declan[/name_u] | [name_u]Denis[/name_u] | [name_m]Dennis[/name_m] | [name_m]Derek[/name_m] | [name_m]Dermot[/name_m] | [name_m]Desmond[/name_m] | [name_m]Dominic[/name_m] | [name_m]Donal[/name_m] | [name_m]Donald[/name_m] | [name_u]Douglas[/name_u] | [name_m]Duncan[/name_m]
[name_m]Eamon[/name_m] | [name_m]Eamonn[/name_m] | [name_u]Edward[/name_u] | [name_m]Eric[/name_m] | [name_m]Eugene[/name_m] | [name_m]Ewan[/name_m]
[name_u]Francis[/name_u] | [name_m]Frank[/name_m] | [name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]Gareth[/name_m] | [name_u]Gary[/name_u] | [name_u]Garry[/name_u] | [name_m]Gavin[/name_m] | [name_m]Geoffrey[/name_m] | [name_u]George[/name_u] | [name_m]Gerald[/name_m] | [name_m]Gerard[/name_m] | [name_u]Glenn[/name_u] | [name_m]Gordon[/name_m] | [name_m]Graeme[/name_m] | [name_m]Graham[/name_m] | [name_m]Grant[/name_m] | [name_m]Gregory[/name_m] | [name_m]Guy[/name_m]
[name_m]Hamish[/name_m] | [name_u]Harry[/name_u] | [name_u]Henry[/name_u] | [name_u]Howard[/name_u] | [name_m]Hugh[/name_m]
[name_m]Iain[/name_m] | [name_m]Ian[/name_m]
[name_u]Jack[/name_u] | [name_u]James[/name_u] | [name_m]Jason[/name_m] | [name_m]Jeffrey[/name_m] | [name_m]Jeremy[/name_m] | [name_u]John[/name_u] | [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] | [name_u]Joseph[/name_u] | [name_u]Julian[/name_u]
[name_m]Karl[/name_m] | [name_m]Keith[/name_m] | [name_m]Kenneth[/name_m] | [name_m]Kevin[/name_m]
[name_u]Laurence[/name_u] | [name_u]Lawrence[/name_u] | [name_u]Lee[/name_u] | [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] | [name_u]Leslie[/name_u] | [name_u]Liam[/name_u]
[name_m]Malcolm[/name_m] | [name_m]Mark[/name_m] | [name_m]Martin[/name_m] | [name_m]Martyn[/name_m] | [name_m]Matthew[/name_m] | [name_u]Maurice[/name_u] | [name_u]Michael[/name_u] | [name_m]Mohamed[/name_m] | [name_m]Mohammad[/name_m] | [name_m]Mohammed[/name_m] | [name_u]Murray[/name_u]
[name_u]Neil[/name_u] | [name_u]Niall[/name_u] | [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] | [name_m]Nigel[/name_m] | [name_u]Noel[/name_u] | [name_m]Norman[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] | [name_u]Owen[/name_u]
[name_m]Padraig[/name_m] | [name_m]Patrick[/name_m] | [name_m]Paul[/name_m] | [name_m]Peter[/name_m] | [name_m]Philip[/name_m] | [name_m]Phillip[/name_m]
[name_m]Raymond[/name_m] | [name_m]Richard[/name_m] | [name_u]Robert[/name_u] | [name_u]Robin[/name_u] | [name_m]Roderick[/name_m] | [name_m]Roger[/name_m] | [name_m]Ronald[/name_m] | [name_u]Rory[/name_u] | [name_m]Ross[/name_m] | [name_u]Roy[/name_u] | [name_m]Russell[/name_m]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] | [name_m]Seamus[/name_m] | [name_u]Sean[/name_u] | [name_u]Shaun[/name_u] | [name_m]Simon[/name_m] | [name_u]Stanley[/name_u] | [name_m]Stephen[/name_m] | [name_m]Steven[/name_m] | [name_m]Stewart[/name_m] | [name_m]Stuart[/name_m]
[name_m]Terence[/name_m] | [name_u]Terry[/name_u] | [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] | [name_u]Timothy[/name_u] | [name_u]Tony[/name_u] | [name_m]Trevor[/name_m]
[name_m]Victor[/name_m] | [name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_u]Walter[/name_u] | [name_m]Wayne[/name_m] | [name_u]William[/name_u]

girls

[name_f]Agnes[/name_f] | [name_f]Aileen[/name_f] | [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] | [name_f]Alice[/name_f] | [name_f]Alison[/name_f] | [name_f]Amanda[/name_f] | [name_u]Andrea[/name_u] | [name_f]Angela[/name_f] | [name_f]Anita[/name_f] | [name_f]Ann[/name_f] | [name_f]Anna[/name_f] | [name_u]Anne[/name_u] | [name_f]Annette[/name_f] | [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] | [name_f]Avril[/name_f]
[name_f]Barbara[/name_f] | [name_f]Bernadette[/name_f] | [name_f]Beverley[/name_f] | [name_f]Brenda[/name_f] | [name_f]Bridget[/name_f] | [name_f]Brigid[/name_f]
[name_u]Carmel[/name_u] | [name_u]Carol[/name_u] | [name_f]Carole[/name_f] | [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] | [name_f]Carolyn[/name_f] | [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] | [name_f]Catriona[/name_f] | [name_f]Cheryl[/name_f] | [name_f]Christina[/name_f] | [name_f]Christine[/name_f] | [name_f]Claire[/name_f] | [name_u]Clare[/name_u] | [name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_f]Dawn[/name_f] | [name_f]Debbie[/name_f] | [name_f]Deborah[/name_f] | [name_f]Debra[/name_f] | [name_f]Deirdre[/name_f] | [name_f]Denise[/name_f] | [name_f]Diana[/name_f] | [name_f]Diane[/name_f] | [name_f]Donna[/name_f] | [name_f]Doreen[/name_f] | [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]
[name_m]Edel[/name_m] | [name_f]Eileen[/name_f] | [name_f]Elaine[/name_f] | [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] | [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] | [name_f]Ellen[/name_f] | [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u]
[name_f]Fiona[/name_f] | [name_f]Frances[/name_f]
[name_f]Gail[/name_f] | [name_f]Georgina[/name_f] | [name_f]Geraldine[/name_f] | [name_f]Gillian[/name_f] | [name_f]Glynis[/name_f] | [name_f]Grace[/name_f] | [name_f]Grainne[/name_f]
[name_f]Hannah[/name_f] | [name_u]Hazel[/name_u] | [name_f]Heather[/name_f] | [name_f]Helen[/name_f] | [name_f]Helena[/name_f] | [name_u]Hilary[/name_u]
[name_f]Imelda[/name_f] | [name_f]Irene[/name_f] | [name_f]Isabella[/name_f] | [name_f]Isobel[/name_f]
[name_f]Jacqueline[/name_f] | [name_f]Jane[/name_f] | [name_f]Janet[/name_f] | [name_f]Janette[/name_f] | [name_f]Janice[/name_f] | [name_f]Jayne[/name_f] | [name_u]Jean[/name_u] | [name_f]Jeanette[/name_f] | [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f] | [name_f]Jill[/name_f] | [name_u]Joan[/name_u] | [name_f]Joanna[/name_f] | [name_f]Joanne[/name_f] | [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] | [name_f]Joy[/name_f] | [name_u]Joyce[/name_u] | [name_f]Judith[/name_f] | [name_f]Julia[/name_f] | [name_u]Julie[/name_u] | [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Karen[/name_f] | [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] | [name_f]Kathleen[/name_f] | [name_f]Kathryn[/name_f] | [name_u]Kay[/name_u] | [name_u]Kim[/name_u]
[name_f]Laura[/name_f] | [name_u]Lesley[/name_u] | [name_f]Linda[/name_f] | [name_u]Lisa[/name_u] | [name_f]Lorna[/name_f] | [name_f]Lorraine[/name_f] | [name_u]Louise[/name_u] | [name_f]Lynda[/name_f] | [name_u]Lynn[/name_u] | [name_f]Lynne[/name_f]
[name_u]Mandy[/name_u] | [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] | [name_u]Maria[/name_u] | [name_u]Marian[/name_u] | [name_u]Marie[/name_u] | [name_f]Marilyn[/name_f] | [name_u]Marion[/name_u] | [name_f]Mary[/name_f] | [name_f]Maureen[/name_f] | [name_f]Maxine[/name_f] | [name_f]Melanie[/name_f] | [name_u]Michele[/name_u] | [name_f]Michelle[/name_f] | [name_f]Moira[/name_f] | [name_f]Monica[/name_f] | [name_f]Morag[/name_f]
[name_u]Nicola[/name_u] | [name_f]Nora[/name_f] | [name_f]Noreen[/name_f] | [name_f]Norma[/name_f] | [name_f]Nuala[/name_f]
[name_f]Pamela[/name_f] | [name_f]Patricia[/name_f] | [name_f]Paula[/name_f] | [name_f]Pauline[/name_f] | [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] | [name_f]Philomena[/name_f] | [name_f]Phyllis[/name_f]
[name_f]Rachel[/name_f] | [name_f]Rebecca[/name_f] | [name_f]Rhona[/name_f] | [name_f]Rita[/name_f] | [name_f]Rosaleen[/name_f] | [name_u]Rose[/name_u] | [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] | [name_f]Ruth[/name_f]
[name_f]Sally[/name_f] | [name_f]Sandra[/name_f] | [name_f]Sara[/name_f] | [name_f]Sarah[/name_f] | [name_f]Sharon[/name_f] | [name_f]Sheena[/name_f] | [name_f]Sheila[/name_f] | [name_f]Sherri[/name_f] | [name_f]Sherry[/name_f] | [name_u]Shirley[/name_u] | [name_f]Siobhan[/name_f] | [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] | [name_f]Susan[/name_f] | [name_f]Suzanne[/name_f] | [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]
[name_f]Teresa[/name_f] | [name_f]Theresa[/name_f] | [name_f]Tina[/name_f] | [name_u]Tracey[/name_u] | [name_u]Tracy[/name_u]
[name_f]Una[/name_f] | [name_f]Ursula[/name_f]
[name_f]Valerie[/name_f] | [name_f]Veronica[/name_f] | [name_f]Victoria[/name_f]
[name_f]Wendy[/name_f]
[name_f]Yvonne[/name_f]

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[name_m]Vincent[/name_m] [name_m]Ross[/name_m], [name_m]Gerard[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], [name_m]Damian[/name_m] [name_u]Murray[/name_u]

[name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] [name_u]Hazel[/name_u], [name_f]Ann[/name_f] [name_f]Veronica[/name_f], [name_f]Christine[/name_f] [name_f]Rachel[/name_f]

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For some reason, I feel like doing twelve children for each.

Boys

[name_u]Arthur[/name_u] [name_m]Eamon[/name_m]
[name_m]Bernard[/name_m] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Clive[/name_m] [name_m]Andrew[/name_m]
[name_m]Dominic[/name_m] [name_m]Russell[/name_m]
[name_u]Edward[/name_u] [name_m]Graeme[/name_m]
[name_u]Francis[/name_u] [name_u]Howard[/name_u]
[name_u]George[/name_u] [name_u]Laurence[/name_u]
[name_u]Henry[/name_u] [name_u]Joseph[/name_u]
[name_m]Ian[/name_m] [name_u]Maurice[/name_u]
[name_u]Jack[/name_u] [name_u]Walter[/name_u]
[name_u]Leslie[/name_u] [name_m]Matthew[/name_m]

Girls

[name_f]Audrey[/name_f] [name_f]Siobhan[/name_f]
[name_f]Brigid[/name_f] [name_f]Isobel[/name_f]
[name_u]Carol[/name_u] [name_f]Georgina[/name_f]
[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Eileen[/name_f] [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]
[name_f]Fiona[/name_f] [name_f]Michelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Grace[/name_f] [name_f]Diana[/name_f]
[name_u]Hazel[/name_u] [name_f]Victoria[/name_f]
[name_f]Irene[/name_f] [name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_f]Judith[/name_f] [name_f]Philomena[/name_f]
[name_f]Kathleen[/name_f] [name_f]Morag[/name_f]
[name_f]Linda[/name_f] [name_f]Rachel[/name_f]

Your list is always a joy do go through! :heart_eyes:

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arthur charles
edward james
thomas alexander
william henry

sylvia katherine
victoria hazel
helena rose
mary philomena

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I’m currently rewatching it too! [name_u]Love[/name_u] this show so so much :two_hearts:

DD: [name_f]Jayne[/name_f] [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f]
DS: [name_m]Stephen[/name_m] [name_u]Edward[/name_u]
DD/DD: [name_u]Hazel[/name_u] [name_f]Kathryn[/name_f] & [name_f]Helen[/name_f] [name_f]Margaret[/name_f]
DS: [name_m]Paul[/name_m] [name_u]Henry[/name_u]
DD: [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] [name_f]Bernadette[/name_f]

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I decided to go with ‘old-fashioned’, clearly Call the Midwife era inspired :slight_smile:

[name_m]Roger[/name_m] [name_u]Leslie[/name_u]
[name_m]Angus[/name_m] [name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] [name_u]Maurice[/name_u]
[name_f]Pamela[/name_f] [name_f]Janet[/name_f]
[name_f]Melanie[/name_f] [name_f]Agnes[/name_f]
[name_f]Judith[/name_f] [name_f]Pauline[/name_f]

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So many of my favorites!

[name_m]Ewan[/name_m] [name_m]Albert[/name_m]

[name_u]Julian[/name_u] [name_u]David[/name_u]

[name_m]Peter[/name_m] [name_u]Aidan[/name_u]

[name_f]Nuala[/name_f] [name_f]Bridget[/name_f]

[name_m]Ewan[/name_m], [name_u]Julian[/name_u], [name_m]Peter[/name_m] & [name_f]Nuala[/name_f]

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just one of each:
Arthur Edward Robin & Eleanor Dorothy Joyce

or:
Arthur Alasdair Hugh
Robin Walter Joseph
Ewan Edward Craig
Padraig Steven Michael
Ciaran Samuel Thomas
William Anthony Francis
Eleanor Frances June
Isobel Philomena Louise
Lorna Josephine Ruth
Diana Dorothy Joyce
Julie Siobhan Lorraine
Catherine Edel Brigid

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No surprises here! [name_f]Pretty[/name_f] sure I am the most predictable person ever when it comes to names. I looked at the names I ended up with an was thinking “in other news: water is wet.”

[name_m]Christopher[/name_m] [name_u]Henry[/name_u]
[name_m]Peter[/name_m] [name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_u]Timothy[/name_u] [name_u]Jack[/name_u]

[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_u]Marie[/name_u] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f]
[name_f]Ruth[/name_f] [name_f]Annette[/name_f]

[name_u]Kit[/name_u], [name_m]Peter[/name_m], [name_m]Timmy[/name_m], [name_f]Elsie[/name_f], [name_u]Marie[/name_u], and [name_f]Ruth[/name_f]

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@missniwalyra nothing wrong with naming 12 children! The more combos the better!

@jalexis15 call the midwife never gets old!

@Greyblue sometimes the oldies are the best!

@may.rose I’d be exactly the same! We can’t help but choose our favourites if they are on the list! “In other news: water is wet” cracked me up but it’s so true hahahaha!

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I will do 5 kids like what I want!

DD(6): [name_f]Nora[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
DD(5): [name_f]Elaine[/name_f] [name_u]Marie[/name_u]
DS(3): [name_u]Declan[/name_u] [name_m]Brian[/name_m]
DS(2): [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Mark[/name_m] “Ollie”
DD(nb): [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] [name_u]Rose[/name_u]

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What a nice compilation. :star_struck: I love these kids of posts from you! Babies of yesteryore… mine would be:

[name_f]Agnes[/name_f] [name_f]Joanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Frances[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Caroline[/name_f] [name_u]Joyce[/name_u]

[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Hugh[/name_m]
[name_m]Raymond[/name_m] [name_u]Laurence[/name_u]
[name_u]Edward[/name_u] [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]

🫶🏼

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audrey caroline
eleanor frances
sylvia marie (or perhaps sylvia maxine!)

james ciaran
samuel dean
peter vincent

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DS1: [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_u]James[/name_u]
DD1: [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] [name_u]Rose[/name_u]
DD2: [name_f]Anna[/name_f] [name_m]Edel[/name_m]
DS2: [name_m]Fredrick[/name_m] [name_m]Wayne[/name_m] “Fred”
DD3: [name_f]Melanie[/name_f] [name_f]Michelle[/name_f] “Mellie”

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[name_m]Alistair[/name_m] [name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_u]Henry[/name_u] [name_m]Damian[/name_m]
[name_m]Philip[/name_m] [name_u]Edward[/name_u]
[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Victoria[/name_f] [name_f]Phyllis[/name_f]

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[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] [name_f]Isobel[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] [name_f]Carolyn[/name_f]
[name_m]Grant[/name_m] [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]
[name_u]Adrian[/name_u] [name_u]Stanley[/name_u]
[name_u]William[/name_u] [name_m]Alistair[/name_m]

[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f], [name_u]Rose[/name_u], [name_f]Dodie[/name_f], [name_m]Grant[/name_m], [name_u]Adrian[/name_u], and [name_u]Will[/name_u]

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[name_m]Martin[/name_m] [name_u]Douglas[/name_u] and [name_u]Anne[/name_u] [name_f]Helen[/name_f]

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I’m loving the idea of a big (for me) family today! :cherry_blossom:

DS: [name_m]Matthew[/name_m] [name_u]Noel[/name_u]
DD: [name_f]Alice[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
DS/DD: [name_u]Daniel[/name_u] [name_u]Robin[/name_u] / [name_u]Hazel[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u]
DD: [name_u]Joyce[/name_u] [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u]

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“oldies”
[name_m]Norman[/name_m] [name_m]Alistair[/name_m]
[name_u]Walter[/name_u] [name_u]Douglas[/name_u]
[name_m]Angus[/name_m] [name_u]Laurence[/name_u]
[name_m]Nigel[/name_m] [name_m]Raymond[/name_m]
[name_f]Veronica[/name_f] [name_f]Gillian[/name_f]
[name_f]Philomena[/name_f] [name_f]Beverley[/name_f]

What I might genuinely use

[name_m]Alexander[/name_m] [name_m]Jeremy[/name_m] [name_u]Lex[/name_u]
[name_m]Christopher[/name_m] [name_m]Gordon[/name_m] [name_u]Kit[/name_u]
[name_m]Gregory[/name_m] [name_m]Colin[/name_m] [name_u]Gus[/name_u]
[name_u]Julian[/name_u] [name_u]Dean[/name_u] [name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Thomas[/name_m]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f] [name_f]Bernadett[/name_f] [name_u]Alba[/name_u]
[name_f]Nora[/name_f] [name_f]Lorraine[/name_f]
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] [name_f]Hannah[/name_f] [name_f]Nellie[/name_f]
[name_f]Una[/name_f] [name_f]Irene[/name_f]

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[name_u]Clifford[/name_u] [name_u]Robin[/name_u] (already a combo i’ve had)
[name_m]Roger[/name_m] [name_u]Henry[/name_u]
[name_m]Albert[/name_m] [name_m]Thomas[/name_m]
[name_u]Jack[/name_u] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]

[name_f]Bridget[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Irene[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f]
[name_u]Marie[/name_u] [name_f]Ruth[/name_f]
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] (also a combo i already have)

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