Meet the man named after all three Apollo 11 astronauts

Mail Online | 7/20/1969 | Daily Mail Reporter
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A spate of new Neils entered the world in the months after the 1969 moon landing, with parents keen to recognise the historic event.

But one man ended up named Aldrin Armstrong Collins – after all of the Apollo 11 astronauts.

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Now father-of-three Aldrin West-Wilding is marking his 50th birthday and the anniversary of the moon landings with a party at the National Space Centre in Leicester today.

Aldrin’s mother Diana was nine months pregnant when she huddled around her tiny TV with her huge family in the living room of their village home in Theberton, Suffolk, on July 20, 1969, to watch the lunar event.

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Her husband Edgar and eight children were captivated and the excitement prompted mum Diana into her first twinges of labour.

Two days later, her youngest son was born, and proud parents Diana and Edgar said the children could choose his name. Space-mad, they named him Aldrin Armstrong – and he lived up to his name by being...
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