Millie Radford reveals baby name at 23 weeks pregnant as she prepares to give birth just months after mum-of-22 Sue
MILLIE Radford has revealed the name she's chosen at 23 weeks pregnant, as she gets ready to welcome her baby girl just months after her mum gave birth.
The 18-year-old announced the name on Instagram, as she shared a clip of sparkly letters spelling out ‘Ophelia’, along with a personalised blanket.
Millie, who’s due to give birth in September, is the daughter of Sue and Noel Radford, who are Britain’s biggest family with 22 children.
Millie announced her pregnancy just weeks before ‘supermum’ Sue, 44, welcomed baby Heidie.
Sue, who lives with Noel in Morecambe, Lancs, has a theme with her baby girl names, opting for monikers which end with a similar sound, including Chloe, Katie, Ellie, Aimee, Bonnie, Tillie, Hallie and Phoebe.
But it seems Millie is bucking the trend with her choice, which has already racked up more than 9,000 views online after the mum-to-be shared a post simply entitled “name reveal”.
Dozens of people have praised her choice, calling the name “unique” , “beautiful” and “gorgeous”.
Millie has been sharing updates from her pregnancy online, but the teen admitted it hasn’t been what she expected, after social distancing measures were put in place due to the lockdown.
Sharing a photo of her blossoming baby bump last month, she said: "21 weeks down, 18 weeks to go.
SUE and Noel are pictured with all their children, except Chris, 30, and Sophie, 26, who have both left home . . .
- . Chloe, 24
- Jack, 22
- Daniel, 21
- Luke, 19
- Millie, 18
- Katie, 17, holding Archie, two
- James, 16
- Ellie, 14
- Aimee, 13, holding Bonnie, one
- Josh, 12
- Max, 11
- Tillie, nine
- Oscar, eight
- Casper, seven
- Hallie, four
- Phoebe, three
"I’m gutted I haven’t had the chance to enjoy this pregnancy like I wanted to because of lockdown…
"No baby shopping, no listening to babies heartbeat, no sharing this experience with my friends or family."
Ophelia was conceived during a six-month relationship, and while the couple are no longer together Millie says the dad has vowed to be a part of her life.
She previously told Fabulous: “We didn’t use protection. I knew there was a risk of pregnancy but I didn’t think it’d be so easy.”
Excited for this new chapter 💞
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Millie – who revealed she’s been craving Babybels – admitted she was worried about breaking the news of her pregnancy to her family.
Millie said: “My parents have always seen me as the ‘good girl’. They are not strict but I knew that telling them would make it real.
“Thankfully, they weren’t disappointed. They were excited.”
Sue, who was around 32 weeks pregnant with Heidie when Millie revealed her pregnancy, shared her joy at becoming a grandma for the fifth time.
She wrote on Instagram: “What an exciting year it’s going to be with our baby due in 6 weeks and now a new grand baby due in September!!
“Congratulations @millieeradfordd you’re going to be an amazing mummy.”
Millie has said she hopes the small age difference will mean Heidie and Ophelia are close growing up.
She said: “It’s weird that my baby will have an aunt who is only five months older. But it means they’ll hopefully be really close.”
Sue and Noel are also parents to Chris, 30, who no longer lives in the family home; Sophie, 26, who has also moved out; Chloe, 24; Jack, 22; Daniel, 21; Luke, 19; Katie, 17; James, 16; Ellie, 14; Aimee, 13; Josh, 12; Max, 11; Tillie, nine; Oscar, eight; Casper, seven; Hallie, four; Phoebe, three; Archie, two, and Bonnie, one.
Sadly, the couple’s 17th child, Alfie, was stillborn in 2014.
In other Radford family news, Noel has shared his very simple and cost effective family recipes.
And Sue showed off the incredible water park she made for her kids during lockdown.
Plus the mum of 22 also shared heartwarming snaps of her kids meeting their newborn sister for the first time.
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