I was thinking about names just now, as one does when one is 37 weeks pregnant and has no idea who the little person inside might be, and observed that nearly all of my favorites are English in origin. And I thought to myself, well, the children are more English/Scots than anything else. And then I sat down to work out whether that is true.
They are unquestionably 1/4 Sicilian, my father being full-blooded and only second generation American. (Sadly, his grandparents settled in Pittsburgh and all culture from the homeland was lost in a single generation. It is on my life list to reclaim a little of that culture by learning to cook in Sicily. But that is another story.)
Another 1/4 is completely unknown, because Will’s father is adopted and knows very little about his biological parents.
My mother is a European mutt, mostly Dutch on Grammy’s side and lots of English/Scots on Grandpa’s side. I know there is a little French in there as well, but no clue how much.
Will’s mother is mostly English/Scots and I think Irish as well (don’t quote me on that). I am not aware of any non-island heritage on her side of the family.
Not counting the unknown, we have approximately 3/8 British, compared to 1/4 Sicilian and <1/8 Dutch. Will’s dad could easily knock the Brits to second place if he is at all Sicilian (or Dutch for that matter, if he is at least half). He could, however, easily be black Irish, which would obviously make the children like 400% British.
But considering Sam’s favorite meal of sausage, apple, and bread (not to mention Grandad’s preferred beverage of vodka), it seems likely that they are also 1/4 Russian.