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Bridgerton siblings' name revelation surprises Netflix viewers

Bridgerton season two landed on Netflix in March much to the delight of fans. The hugely popular show is based on Julia Quinn's series of historical romance novels and follows the lives of the eight Bridgerton siblings.

While season one focused on Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor, the second tells the story of eldest Bridgerton brother Anthony, who is portrayed by Jonathan Bailey. A third and fourth series of Bridgerton are also in the works, and will focus on Colin Bridgerton and Benedict Bridgerton.

And having now binged the second season of the romantic and quick-witted period drama, some viewers are just noticing something about the Bridgerton siblings and their names.

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"I just realised the Bridgerton siblings' names are the alphabet in order," wrote one Twitter user. "Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphane, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, Hyacinth."

Another added: "Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, and Hyacinth... The way I never noticed their names were in alphabetical order."

While a third added: "OHHHHH MY GOD I JUST REALIZED THAT ALL THE BRIDGERTON FAMILY NAME ARE IN ALPHABET ORDER?????"

The Bridgertons' romantic colour palette of white and cream displays their elegance and charm (Liam Daniel/Netflix)

And a fourth said: "Stoppp I'm rewatching Bridgerton season 1 ep 1 and I missed how it was mentioned that the Bridgerton kids were named alphabetically. Now it makes sense... Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, Hyacinth."

The fact was indeed mentioned just 10 minutes into the first-ever Bridgerton episode. During a scene in which Daphne read out loud Lady Whistledown's social pamphlet.

"She loathes the fact that we've been named alphabetically, oldest to youngest," Daphne told her mother, to which Lady Violet Bridgerton, played by Ruth Gemmell, responded: "Your father and I found it orderly."

"Lady Whistledown finds it "banality," Daphne explained. For more showbiz and television stories, get our newsletter here.

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