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wisechild

wisechild Report 3 May 2014 16:38

You would have to wonder what the parents were thinking of calling their daughter Ida when their surname was Larke.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 3 May 2014 17:24

could have been worse ,they could have called her Ava :-D :-D

Maddie

Maddie Report 3 May 2014 17:37

how about sky !!!!!!!!!!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 3 May 2014 18:57

I found Charity Box on the census - in fact there are a fair number of them, mosty in the USA

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 3 May 2014 18:58

Name: Charity Box
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 29 Sep 1739
Christening Place: CONSTANTINE,CORNWALL,ENGLAND
Father's Name: Ananias Box
Mother's Name: Charity
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05273-1
System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 916968

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 3 May 2014 23:43

I love looking for daft names (often with just cause, just in case you think I'm sad and don't get out much)

This is one of my recent favourites:

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
Name: Charles Townsend Eggs
Gender: Male
Christening Date: Feb 1703
Christening Place: TETBURY,GLOUCESTER,ENGLAND

Mother's Name: Easter Eggs <<<<<<<

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05486-1
System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 427788, 856949

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 4 May 2014 07:55

Marie

:-) :-D :-D :-D

Graham

Graham Report 4 May 2014 08:12

There are a couple of Penny Sweets in the birth records. :-)

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 4 May 2014 11:41

When I worked in the Post Office one of our customers was a Mrs. Balls, sadly her name was Rose (Rosie Balls).

One of my colleagues actually said to her about the unfortunate connotations of her name. Her husband came in later and threatened to beat the living daylights out of him.

We saw some very odd names, but one thing we did notice was that a lot of W. Indian people had names associated with the colour White: Blanc, Le Blanc, White et., I can only assume that the slave owners thought it was amusing! Not...

Andrew

Andrew Report 4 May 2014 12:14

There was a long running thread a while back which had lots of odd, funny, unfortunate, and downright rude names and mistranscribes from the records. I can't find it so it probably got removed. It wouldn't get beyond the first couple of posts now thanks to the report button.

Andy

wisechild

wisechild Report 4 May 2014 14:05

The best one I´ve seen in parish records was many years ago in West Cumberland.
A baptism for Easter Chicken.
Should have been Esther.

Mary

Mary Report 4 May 2014 15:09

I know I have said them before,but they still tickle me
Wiffin Salmon
Raisin Plumb
Fanny Slap daughter of Christmas Slap.

All true names.

Maryb.

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 4 May 2014 17:33

Ah yes, the old name thread, I remember it well - had me in hysterics.
No reason for it to be pulled was there, as all the names are there for posterity.
Good old Fanny Damp, God bless her.
Jan x :-D

Graham

Graham Report 4 May 2014 18:04

And not forgetting all the girls called Fanny Fish for that matter ;-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 May 2014 21:10

a Mrs Christmas lived in my road - her daughter was Mary :-D

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 May 2014 21:12

Easter Sunday

Daughter

United States Census, 1930

birth: 1929 Alabama
residence: 1930 Statesville, Autauga, Alabama, United States

father: Lindy Sunday
mother: Mary Sunday
other: Jeanie Sunday

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 May 2014 21:12

Easter Monday

Wife

United States Census, 1900

birth: August 1839 Louisiana
residence: 1900 Ward 4, St. James, Louisiana, United States

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 May 2014 21:13

Christmas Day

Son-in-law

United States Census, 1940

birth: 1877 Ohio
residence: 1940 Ward 4, Columbus City, Montgomery Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 May 2014 21:14

Fanny Damp

Daughter

United States Census, 1880

birth: 1867 New York, United States
residence: 1880 Albany, Albany, New York, United States

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 May 2014 21:14

Big Dick

Head

United States Census, 1930

birth: 1857 Nevada
residence: 1930 Riddle, Owyhee, Idaho, United States

spouse: Maggie Dick