FIVE generations of the same Poole family celebrated their latest arrival at the weekend.

Ethan Mizen, who came into the world on February 22, was cradled by his 99-year-old great-great-grandfather Les on what was the newborn’s original due-date on Sunday.

Les, a former Desert Rat who served in the Middle East during World War II, said he is delighted his family name will be continuing with Ethan.

“I felt so proud when Ethan was born,” he said. “I have other great-great grandchildren but their surname won’t be Mizen – but Ethan’s will and it's wonderful to know the name is carrying on - and it is very special for me to have this chance to spend time with him now.”

The former Poole Grammar School student was joined by his 67-year-old son Alan, grandson Stephen, 46, and great-grandson Nathan, 25.

Les, who will turn 100 in September, was a prolific award-winning sportsman in his youth – playing football for Poole Town FC as well as being a table-tennis champion and featuring in local hockey and cricket teams.

And the family has high hopes that little Ethan will carry on the sporting tradition, with the other Mizen men all keen rugby players - and they already feel he is showing some trademark Mizen characteristics.

Great-granddad Alan said: “We are all outgoing, strong characters – and Ethan is showing signs of being as strong willed as any of us.”

Ethan’s mum, Samantha, who organised the get-together, added: “I really wanted us to have a picture with all of them included for Ethan to look back at one day.

“Look at them – they’re all so alike. It’s a really historic photo."