Couple have named all their 11 kids with variations of the same four letters

Gwenny Blanckaert and Marino Vaneeno from Belgium used the same four letters to create all of their 11 child names, saying that their 12th – due next April – will be the last

Gwenny Blanckaert and Marino Vaneeno with their 11 children (

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One family named their 11 children with a variation of the same four letters.

Parents Gwenny Blanckaert and Marino Vaneeno from Belgium only used A, E, L and X to name their brood of seven girls and four boys.

The couple are expecting baby number 12 – a boy – in April 2022.

The oldest child Alex is 13, followed by Axel, 12, Xela, 11, Lexa, 10, Xael, 9, Xeal, 8, Exla, 5, Leax, 4, Xale, 2, Elax, 1 and 6 months old Alex.

Two years ago, Gwenny, 32, shared HLN They named their eldest son after Marino’s stepfather because they thought “it was a lovely name”.

“The name of our second son was Axel and after that we started puzzling,” she continued.

Gwenny and Marino plan to stop having children after number 12



She later added, “We discovered they were the same letters so we decided to keep doing it.”

Then, earlier this month, the proud mother told the Dutch publication The stentor the couple are “overjoyed” waiting for their next child to be born.

“It’s going to be a boy. That will bring the bottom line to 7-5. Seven girls and five boys,” she explained.

The four letters reportedly allow 24 different first names, but Gwenny and Marino, 39, said they wouldn’t want any more after that.

Gwenny shared a scan of her unborn son earlier this month



“We set the bar at twelve from the start. We’ll hold on to that, ”said mom.

“The day we sit at the table with twelve children, our family is complete.”

Gwenny shared a scan of her unborn son on Facebook on October 7th.

The pair’s brood, while impressive, cannot quite rival Britain’s largest family, the Radfords, of 22 children.

But taking responsibility for so many can prove difficult, as Sue and Noel Radford discovered when they took their children to Alton Towers and almost forgot one.

The stressed-out parents from Morecambe, Lancashire, who are notoriously non-dependent on achievement, had kept fans posted on social media, but the journey didn’t start well.

They headed to Stoke-on-Trent for a short break at the popular theme park to celebrate son Luke’s 21st birthday.

In a video posted on YouTube, the Radfords announced that many of the clan were traveling down from the north to celebrate together – and they had a great day planned.

But mom Sue, 46, alerted viewers when she nearly left one of the massive broods in a home alone style gaff – with Josh, 12, who wasn’t back from school Wednesday.

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