The Radford family welcome baby number 20: Sue Radford gives birth to 11th son – and lets children pick his name as she had ‘run out of ideas’

The Radford family have welcomed their 20th child

The Radford family have welcomed their 20th child (pictured in 2013) [Rex]

Sue Radford and her husband Noel have welcomed baby number 20, their 11th boy on Monday September 18. 

The couple, who hold the record for Britain’s biggest family, announced their happy news on the family’s Facebook page. 

“We are so thrilled to announce our precious new addition has arrived,” the post read. “We’d like you all to meet Archie Rowan Radford.”

Sue Radford said her labour was only 'an hour of contractions'

Sue Radford said her labour was only ‘an hour of contractions’ [The Radford family/Facebook]

Sue, who gave birth to her first child at the age of 14, said that Archie will definitely be their last child. 

“We’re happy to be finishing on a nice even number,” she said to The Sun. “I’m just chuffed he is here safe and sound. It’s strange knowing you’re not going to have any more.”

“Our daughter Chloe said: ‘I believe you now.’ I don’t think she has before, but because I’ve said (this is the last) a few times now she does.”

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Sue and Noel have been together since they were 14 and 18

Sue and Noel have been together since they were 14 and 18 [The Radford Family/Facebook]

Noel added: “It was going to end at some point.

“We both think this is it. I feel sad in a way but now we can get on and enjoy the kids.”

The 46 year old added that despite their vow, he wouldn’t be undergoing a vasectomy. Noel previously had the snip when Sue was expecting their ninth child, but later had it reversed.

The Radford Family

It’s the 11th boy for the couple – who let their children pick his name [Rex]

“Having it reversed is worse than going in the first time,” he said. “I won’t be going back again. We’ll work something out.”

Archie joins siblings Chris, 28, Sophie, 23, Chloe, 22, Jack, 20, Daniel, 18, Luke and Millie 16, Katie, 14, James, 13, Ellie, 12, Aimee, 11, Josh, ten, Max, eight, Tillie, seven, Oscar, five, Casper, four, Hallie, two, and Phoebe, 13 months.

Sue and Noel, who also have three grandchildren, let their kids pick Archie’s name as they had run out of ideas. 

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