Seven of Nine
I am the seventh child of nine. Star Trekkies chuckle a dorky chortle when I tell them this fact. Anyone else doesn’t blink (well, except to say whoa that’s a big family). It’s turned out to be a good geek-filter…when it comes to first impressions, telling someone you are seven of nine can actually reveal quite a lot about a person. (Note: I have not made any direct judgments about geeks–I have only stated that it helps me locate the geeks).
Anyway, I stumbled onto a fact that interested me a while ago:
Jane Austen was also a seventh child.
It got me wondering who else was a seventh? (First, second, and even third children can’t play this game, since their kind is too common. Hey–I wonder what the mathematical formula is for decreasing chances of being a 2nd, 3rd, etc and in my case 7th child?)
At any rate, here are the other seventh children I’ve found:
SEVENTH OF NINE CHILDREN AWARDS:
John Paul Wieczorek (fiction–Ender’s Dad)
And last but most certainly not least,
Donny Osmond!! : )
Other Seventh Children: (Not of nine, just seventh children)
(in no particular order, except that many of the ones toward the end I’d never heard of, haha)
Ginny Weasley (This link includes some pretty fun folklore about seventh children–I had no idea I was so special!) ; )
James Craig — Lord Craigavon (Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (Incidentally, I lived in Craigavon N. Eire for 6 months during my mission)
Henry Moore (who is best known for his sculptures, and whose art I have always loved–but my favorite are his drawings of Londoners seeking safety in the Underground during WW2. Incidentally, these drawings were turned into exquisite hand-woven tapestries, which I saw (along with many of his sculptures and drawings) (I know it’s bad form to have parentheses within parentheses, but I’m too lazy to make this sentence work any other way) at the Henry Moore estate 3 years ago woven by none other than West Dean students)
Elizabeth Elie was a seventh child born in the seventh hour on the seventh day of the seventh month in the seventh year…which is just plain cool
Chris O’Donnell (who currently has 5 children of his own–which discovery has suddenly made me like him quite a lot)
Jacob Bolotin (A blind doctor!)
Berry Gordy (Founder of Motown record labels)
This is what I have found. Maybe someday I’ll actually read some of these links and learn about these people : ) Let me know if you know of any more!