Photo: Brazilian Woman Names Her 15 Children Walter-
While having 15 children is already interesting on its own, one Brazilian woman added to the oddity by naming each of them after their father, Walter.
Wanting to honor her husband Walter, Erotides Brandão decided that when her first child was a boy or a girl, she would name it after their father, but she didn’t stop with just the first child.
Today, Brandão’s 9 girls and 6 boys all have Walter in their first names.
To “feminize” the girls’ names, each Walter had a female named attached to it as well as Maria.
- Walterlúcia Maria
- Walterlívia Maria
- Walterlênia Maria
- Walterlônia Maria
- Walterlácia Maria
- Walterluzia Maria Emília
- Walterluana Maria
- Walterangelina Maria
- Waltersilvana Maria
The males’ names are Walter plus another name.
- Walter Emanuel
- Walter Luís
- Walter Olivério
- Walter Marcelo (who died at six months)
- Walter Licínio
- Walter Fernando
Erodites sadly miscarried three times, meaning she would have given birth to 18 Walters.
The daughters each admit that having such unusual names made childhood and adolescence difficult, saying it caused quite a few fights. Still, though they hated their names, they never told their father, not wanting to upset or offend him.
The original Walter died at 81 in 2003. Today, most of the daughters have dropped the first part of their names and instead go by the second - Lucia, Silvana, Angelina.