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whats it called when siblings r born in same year

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#1 jaydie

Posted 08 July 2005 - 08:04 PM

i was wondering what its called when siblings are born in the same year but are not twins

#2 mishym

Posted 08 July 2005 - 08:10 PM

Irish Twins original.gif


#3 LouiseA1

Posted 08 July 2005 - 09:13 PM


If only we had been so lucky!

#4 Lizz

Posted 08 July 2005 - 09:28 PM

Madness, insanity anything along those lines describes it  Tounge1.gif


Daniel 6yrs
Jackson 5yrs

#5 Isis

Posted 08 July 2005 - 09:34 PM

I was going to say crazy as well original.gif

#6 katey-a

Posted 08 July 2005 - 09:42 PM

How about "enthusiastic"?

#7 ~Ava~

Posted 08 July 2005 - 10:00 PM

Umm, siblings. lol  

twins are babies rooming together before born. LOL

Blimey, how much of a break would you have gotten to have two babies born in the same year!

#8 mummabear

Posted 08 July 2005 - 10:27 PM

It happens under all kinds of circumstances.

I had two babies in 2000. One in Feb and one in Dec.

#9 red*jelly

Posted 08 July 2005 - 11:00 PM

I had heard "Irish Twins" too..

#10 Max

Posted 08 July 2005 - 11:32 PM

hectic   Tounge1.gif

#11 Lees75

Posted 09 July 2005 - 06:19 PM

DH AUnty had two boys 8 months apart!  She got pregnant 6 weeks after the first one was born, and then the second was premmie.

DS 17/10/2003

#12 skye_marie

Posted 09 July 2005 - 08:16 PM

I copied this from http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-iri1.htm

[Q] From Swami Murugananda: ďI recently heard the expression, Irish twins. What does it mean and would you cast some light as to its origin?Ē
[A] What it means is easy enough to explain. It refers to siblings born in the same calendar year, or otherwise less than twelve months apart. Itís clearly a deeply derogatory comment about the stereotypical fecundity (and lack of contraception) of Irish Catholic families. Itís probably twentieth-century, but I can find little evidence that would help to tie it down (it may be relevant that it isnít listed in the 1984 edition of Eric Partridgeís Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English). So far as I can tell from the places Iíve found it, all online, itís primarily an American expression; itís also known in Britain, but it doesnít often find its way into print, no doubt because it is considered offensive.

I worked with a lady who at her 6 week check up after having a baby found out she was pregnant again.  They were born in the same year.

#13 bartsimpson

Posted 09 July 2005 - 08:18 PM

I wonder if its called anything if siblings are born on the same day but different years ?

example, one child born 25 th of july 2000 and second child born 25 th july 2001


#14 Gemstone

Posted 10 July 2005 - 06:09 PM

I have sisters born on the same day three years apart (My younger sister was born on my older sisters 3rd birthday).  I'd be interetesed to know if that has a 'name'!

#15 nboanova

Posted 10 July 2005 - 06:44 PM

WOW Super Mum!

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#16 aunty-moo

Posted 10 July 2005 - 07:44 PM

My old boss has 4 children, 3 of them are born on 17th January 3 years in a row, and the 4th was a November baby.

No joke!

#17 mickeymouse

Posted 10 July 2005 - 08:35 PM

My DP's old boss and his sister were born 8 months apart blush.gif

Now thats gotta be bad for your body!!!


Michelle 23
DP = Nick 23


#18 **MrsPotatoHead**

Posted 10 July 2005 - 10:02 PM

Maybe no TV??

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