A BELGIAN family has made headlines after reportedly naming their 11 children using a variation of the same four letter.
The family of seven girls and four boys is also expecting baby number 12 – a boy – in April next year.
Their eldest, 13, is called Alex and then there’s Axel (12), Xela (11), Lexa (10), Xael (9), Xeal (8), Exla (5), Leax (4), Xale (2), Elax (1) and Alxe (6 months).
This is not the first time the strange family has hit the headlines.
In 2019, Gwenny and Marino said they planned to have more kids after giving birth to their ninth, who they named Xale, according to HLN.
Explaining why they chose such a unique way of naming their kids, Gwenny said: “We named our oldest son after Marino’s stepfather because we thought it was a beautiful name.
“The name of our second son became Axel and after that we started puzzling.”
She later added: “We realized that they were the same letters, so we decided to continue like this.”
Speaking recently with Dutch media, the couple said they were “over the moon” about their new son.
Gwynne said: “It will be a boy. That will bring the final score to 7-5. Seven girls and five boys.”
The couple have said they have no intentions of having any more kids after number 12.
Gwenny said: “Right from the start we had set the bar at twelve. And we will stick to that.
“The day that we sit around the table with twelve children, our family is complete.”
According to Oddity Central, the four letters allow for 24 different first names, meaning Gwenny and Marino still have 13 variations to choose from.
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