A branch of my family tree includes 14 siblings with the surname of 'Case'. Obviously you name the first one 'Justin', but where do you go from there? A bit of close observation makes naming the children easy. Really!
-1.Case #2 - a daughter. The first Case girl showed herself to be a rather clingy child, grasping at her parents and big brother constantly. As she grew up, it became evident that, even though she craved a definite assignment, she was quite diplomatic. What did her parents name Case #2? 7 letters
-2.The 3rd and 4th Cases were twin boys. They were very straight forward and logical little boys, and everyone agreed they would probably grow up to be lawyers. This they did, and opened a practice specialising in short, easily determined matters. What were the lawyer brothers' names? 3 words, 4,3,4
-3.Case #5 - a son. Wacky from the start, this boy used to scream whenever taken out of his carrier. Once mobile, he'd jump into the washing when Mrs Case had it ready to hang out. Inevitably he was institutionalised, but was very happy once he took up raffia weaving. What was his name? 6 letters
-4.The 6th and 7th Cases were more twins, this time a son and daughter. These little ones were very close, as twins will be, and started talking early. They quickly showed a flair for language, and would often correct their siblings' word usage. They were both adamant in pointing out assaults against grammar, but had slightly different ways of indicating errors. One would simply name the offender and the offence, but the other would get quite excited, with much finger pointing and recrimination ensuing. So what were the twins names? (Three Words - 1st word 10 letters, starts with N, 2nd word 'and', 3rd word 10 letters, starts with A)
-5.Case #8, a daughter. This little one thought a lot of herself, and she thought of herself a lot. Though no better looking or more intelligent than her siblings, she made no attempt to hide the fact that she thought she was. Her parents obviously christened her what? 6 letters
-6.The 8th and 9th Cases were yet more twins, this time both girls. Mr and Mrs Case were running out of room by now, so these two had to sleep in bunk beds. Like the middle set of twins, they showed affinity with language, but their interest was more with keyboards than with sentence structure. They were especially fond of the 'caps lock' key, so what did their parents name them? 3 words, 5,3,5
-7.Case #10, a son. After the first nine, perhaps Mr and Mrs Case could be forgiven for not being quite as affectionate with this new child. Certainly this was his therapist's take on just why this boy was so distant and hard. No-one was ever able to explain why he always shivered, though. What was the name of Case #10? 4 letters
8.Case #11, a daughter, and a troublesome one at that. Maybe it was because she was by far the smallest Case child and thought it was the only way she could get attention, or maybe it was indicative of a deeper problem. Either way, her whole life she couldn't break herself of the habit of showing her knickers at every opportunity. The red-faced senior Cases could but name her what? 5 letters
-9.Yet more twins, the 12th and 13th Cases, though both girls, couldn't have been more different from each other. The first wanted to do nothing but lie on her bed all day, was chubby and light of head. The second was up and going all the time, shoving crayons, pens, markers and novelty erasers into her mouth, all at once! Acknowledging they were twins but far from identical, their parents gave them names starting with the same letter. But what names? (Three Words - 1st word 6 letters, starts with P, 2nd word 'and', 3rd word 6 letters, starts with P)
-10.Case #14, a son. If you listened to his parents, he was last and definitely least. Mean perhaps, but the youngest Case really was a loser. He was slow to walk, talk, read and all the other things his siblings seemed to pick up with no difficulty. And no matter how many times she bathed him, Mrs Case couldn't get rid of her youngest child's odd smell. No, given this scenario, his parents could only name him what? 5 letters, starts with w.