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Twins, with different birthdays, do you know any?

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PattieOfurniture Wed 14-Aug-13 20:33:02

I know lots of twins with the same birthday.
I think it would be great if they had separate birthdays, born before and after midnight.
Do you know any? wonder how rare it is?

NannyWaines13 Sun 20-Oct-13 00:18:56

I was at secondary school with identical twins born at 11.35pm & 11.55pm on 31st Aug. Their triplet brother was born at 12.25am on 1st September. They were put into seperate years at school so their brother was a year below us. A lot of us didn't know they were triplets until their brother started at school as they had been treated as twins & a single all their lives.

chairyhin Mon 07-Oct-13 21:24:40

Yes me too,have twin girls born naturally,11.56 and 12.24,no problems so far,they are 11 now,they mostly celebrate one day,but keep a pressie to open for each day.grin

RosinaCopper Wed 25-Sep-13 10:59:30

I heard of someone who had twins weeks apart, too! Same thing - premature labour, one twin delivered and then the other twin managed to hang on a bit longer.

StinkyElfCheese Sat 21-Sep-13 12:50:10

I have cousins born in different years smile 1/4 to midnite and 10 past smile they must be in their 50's now smile

MummyPig24 Tue 10-Sep-13 06:12:29

I know a set of twins born just before and just after midnight. They are 3 and so far have had 2 celebrations for their birthdays. My dc3 is due on dc2s birthday so we could potentially have 2 born on the same day, although I hope this doesn't happen.

WeAreEternal Mon 26-Aug-13 23:30:47

I have a close friend whose twins were born two months apart.
DT1 was born prem but they managed to keep DT2 in until term.
They are now four and you can't tell the difference between them.

sweetfluffybunnies Mon 26-Aug-13 23:27:18

Yes, mine! DS born naturally at 11.20 pm, DD born by emergency CS at 00.15am the following day.

PollyPlummer Mon 26-Aug-13 23:21:18

Did anyone watch the meet the multples documentary, where a family had twins and triplets in the same school year.
The Mum didn't even know she was pregnant with triplets till she went in to labour shock

harrygracejessica Sat 24-Aug-13 00:29:57

My friend has twins born on different days :-) they have just turned 2.

BunglesBestie Tue 20-Aug-13 19:30:52

i have two singletons who will be in the same school year,

Dd is 2nd September
DS is 8th August

Very weird!

Randomkath Tue 20-Aug-13 19:13:29

I nearly did, t1 at 11:36 t2 at 11:52pm. Was clock watching and pushing like mad! I think it would be pain and also probably cause arguments over them feeling fairly treated.

Foundapound Thu 15-Aug-13 00:16:39

There was a set off twins born not only days apart, but in different counties, from the island of Scarp, in the Western Isles. Mother was shipped off to Stornoway or Inverness, can't remember which, after the first was born and she was in difficulties. In 1920s or so. Think you can google it, but not able to where I am!

TwelveLeggedWalk Thu 15-Aug-13 00:06:41

Wow, love this thread. Particularly like the 'nah, clock's wrong!' birth certificate writing grin

A lady on my multiples antenatal thread had hers on different days.

Mine were a grand total of one minute apart, so no danger!

LazyMonkeyButler Thu 15-Aug-13 00:01:35

I don't know them as such, but in the city I live in, twins were born either side of midnight on 31st December 1999/1st January 2000. Different days, different years, different millenniums!

cjdamoo Wed 14-Aug-13 23:58:14

My friend has twins born naturally at 11.56 pm and 12.20 am :D I have a set of "irish twins" 11 months apart and ds 2 aged 11 shares his birthday with dd aged 2. Five kids 4 of whose birthdays are all in an 8 week period. Family planning is not my strong point.

zipzap Wed 14-Aug-13 23:57:49

oops. started typing previous post ages ago and got distracted - so posted without checking how the thread had moved on blush so cross posted with lots of people.

Glad to see that lots of other people remember trivial twin news stories too grin

zipzap Wed 14-Aug-13 23:55:51

There were some twins born a few years ago locally that were on the news because they were born before and after midnight - 31 August and 1st September. Which means that although they were only minutes/hours (can't remember!) they would have ended up in different school years.

gulp - imagine the complications that would cause! Although I bet the psychologists would love it as it would provide a great naturally-occurring case study, of identical twins being brought up in pretty much identical conditions apart from starting school a year apart. confused

Apparently the school thing was one of the first things one of the nurses said to her - just what you want to worry about in your first few minutes after giving birth to twins!!!

The newspapers got hold of the story and that led to them asking the local council what they would do - think the council came back and said that as it was such a unique case they would look at the case on its own merits when the time came...

Don't think they would be old enough to have started school yet - haven't ever seen any follow up on the news.

Amazing what trivial bits of news stick with you years down the line and yet the important things I do want to remember - don't!

jellybeans Wed 14-Aug-13 23:46:49

I know only one set who have different birthdays. They are about 5. One born just before and one just after midnight.

GW297 Wed 14-Aug-13 23:46:30

I've read in the paper about twins being placed in different school years in the past.

There are loads of siblings born in the same school year who are not twins,

andadietcoke Wed 14-Aug-13 23:40:29

Really interested to hear about the twins either side of 1st September. I'm now booked for an ELCS on 29th August but wondered what would happen!

There was a story in the daily fail
recently about twins that were born 12 weeks apart. The first twin was very premature and then labour stopped and the mother was able to carry the second twin to more or less term before being induced. Amazing.

lastnightidreamt Wed 14-Aug-13 21:10:21

My twin cousins have different birthdays, but just for an added twist, they are 28th and 29th February.

I suppose that made it easier with parties, they had to share them 3 years out of 4 anyway!

wheredidiputit Wed 14-Aug-13 21:09:43

Here one born 31st Aug and 1st Sept.

Vajazzler Wed 14-Aug-13 21:07:54

Same not sane lol

Vajazzler Wed 14-Aug-13 21:07:41

A few years ago there was an article in the paper about a family with twins who were born one day apart but on 30th August and 1st September and they were fighting the LEA to allow them to go into the sane school year as the LEA wanted to split them!

PattieOfurniture Wed 14-Aug-13 21:07:06

Nacho, that's really interesting!

Whonicked, why did they do that? Was it what the parents wanted?

Honky, I'm always amazed at people that don't know they're pregnant but triplets? Really?

There are lots of shared birthdays in my family, my brothers, that I mentioned upthread. My nan and (her son) my uncle, my two cousins (brothers), my sister and my aunt.

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