If I hadn't been in bed all day with stomach flu (effectively cutting out Day 5 of The Great Cheese Danish Ingestion) I might have gotten to this one before Norah. My answer to the three possibilities proposed would've been simply "Yes".
Norah's quite right here, and graciously provided details. I wasn't aware of the "Thorn Birds" connection. When I inform my niece Meghan, she'll probably change her name in sheer horror. (Hehehe)