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Re: Name for a child born to older parents long after its siblings
« Reply #18 on: Friday 02 February 18 08:03 GMT (UK) »
I like "late lamb" and "autumn leaf".  I'm known as the "life destroyer" :(  Still trying to make amends at 40.
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Re: Name for a child born to older parents long after its siblings
« Reply #19 on: Friday 02 February 18 08:41 GMT (UK) »
As I mentioned and see aghadowey has the same phrase ‘change of life baby’ was one I was aware of.
I remember as a child hearing the expression ‘she had him/her - on the change’. This might be said in a whisper or mimed - a bit like Les Dawson  ;)

I think 'change of life baby' might have been the phrase I'd seen before but couldn't bring to mind. Not quite as poetic as late lamb or autumn leaf...

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Re: Name for a child born to older parents long after its siblings
« Reply #20 on: Friday 02 February 18 16:46 GMT (UK) »
I'm wondering if there's a name for me.  According to my mum, I was born (27 Sep) "as the result of an over-zealous Christmas party" (everyone being fed up of the long years of war?).  Being the child of a Victorian dad and an Edwardian mum, it was quite the revelation... ;D
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Re: Name for a child born to older parents long after its siblings
« Reply #21 on: Friday 02 February 18 16:55 GMT (UK) »
In Dec 1835 my ancestor Clara Emma Auber was born in Shoreditch. Her mother Elizabeth was 51 at the time. The previous child was born 8 and a half years earlier. Could be that Elizabeth had Clara during "the change". However a daughter born in 1813 had several illegitimate children and I worked out that she used tactics to cover this up. Her name was Emma, and Clara's middle name was Emma. I still think she is an illegitimate grandchild. She was baptised the same day as her cousin as though she was the last child of John and Elizabeth.

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Re: Name for a child born to older parents long after its siblings
« Reply #22 on: Friday 02 February 18 17:11 GMT (UK) »
My Mum arrived 13 years after her nearest sibling in age - when my Grandmother visited the Doctor because of her "unusual" symptoms he told her my Mum was a "tissuey growth", I'm sure she would much prefer to be thought of as a late lamb or autumn leaf.

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Re: Name for a child born to older parents long after its siblings
« Reply #23 on: Friday 02 February 18 19:24 GMT (UK) »
Ha ha my cousin aged abt 30 was told she may have a tumour and it was actually a baby ! 
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Re: Name for a child born to older parents long after its siblings
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 12:08 GMT (UK) »
In the book "The Islandman" by Tomas O Crohan, he describes himself as "the scrapings of the pot". Also referred to himself as "an old cows calf".  His siblings were all well grown when he was a baby.  Tomas was born in 1856 on the Great Blasket Island off the south west coast of Ireland.

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Re: Name for a child born to older parents long after its siblings
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 13:29 GMT (UK) »
I have only two children myself and they were born fifteen years appart.
First one was born with a severe hole in the heart leading to a number of years of trauma, this putting off any idea of another.
All ended well though as she is now in her mid fifties and doing fine.
Was a late decision to have another, no problems with this one.
I know in years to come, Family Search will insist on giving 'hints' saying there are likely to be missing children.
Never crossed my mind as to there being a 'term' for it.