THOMAS-Robinson met Thomas Robinson as a newly born boy was listed at the borough’s recently revamped registry office.

The birth of little Cian James Thomas-Robinson was registered at Dudley Council’s Grade II Thomas Robinson Building, formerly the Lye and Wollescote Chapels, last week.

Parents Richard Thomas-Robinson, a customer service administrator, and Kiera Burt, a beauty and holistic therapist, welcomed Cian into the world at Russells Hall Hospital two weeks ago and since then he’s been thriving at his Halesowen home.

Richard said: “We hadn’t realised when we made the appointment that Cian shared the same name as the building.

“As sleep deprived first-time parents, everything was still a bit hazy and it wasn’t until after we booked the appointment that we realised.

“The staff were great, and really attentive. It’s made registering Cian’s birth even more special, and we feel so blessed to be parents to our lovely little boy.

“Kiera and I are planning to get married at the Thomas Robinson building in 2018 to give us all the Thomas-Robinson name – I think it is meant to be.”

The former chapels, built in the Victorian-Gothic style, reopened in April 2016 after a £1.2m refurbishment and the modern facilities combined with the historic style is proving popular with borough residents.

Councillor David Stanley, cabinet member for corporate transformation and performance, said: “The beautifully restored Thomas Robinson buildings are proving really popular with local people and I’m so glad that Richard and Kiera chose this venue to register Cian’s birth.

“I wish the family well and I’m glad that we could help to make this exciting time in their lives that little bit more special.”