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Unusual middle names - laugh with me

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Katherine Report 30 Dec 2005 15:27

I've come across a family with some quite unusual middle names for their children: Henry Ellacombe, John Naish and George Rowland Torrance, none of which were earlier surnames. Also one married a Virtue Sebra Thompson. Also have names of Gladstone, Rhymer (!), Snowdon and Lancelot.

Whisky Soda

Whisky Soda Report 19 Aug 2005 13:49

I did come across a King Fisher on one of the census's Ann


Lucy Report 19 Aug 2005 11:57

Heres one for a laugh - one of my ancestors is called montague ongley stead in one census and montague coningsby stead in another!


Annette Report 15 Aug 2005 20:32

I have been transcribing records from the 1800's and have come across a few interesting forenames: Job, Doctor, Lettice .... It was also common practice to give a child the mother's maiden surname as their forename eg. Ramsbottom I suppose it could be helpful to future generations of family history researchers to be searching for a Job instead of a John!


JG70 Report 15 Aug 2005 20:16

Real names - honest! Polly Esther Cotton Arthur Cider Isaac Hunt Jenny Taylor Jack Dawe Jenny Wren


xHeyJudex Report 15 Aug 2005 17:23

I have Soulsby Beresford Richardson then his brother was Thomas Hodgen beresford Richardson. Also on the other side of the line there is a William HOPPA Robinson? lol


Derek Report 15 Aug 2005 05:52

Doing transcribing, I recently came across the forenames of Pharaoh Finding for one person and Maid Marion for another. Yes, Maid was from Nottingham. Derek


fraserbooks Report 14 Aug 2005 23:18

Just found my potential great great grandmother. Betty Bush marrying Samuel Blacker and becomming Betty Bush Blacker.


Patricia Report 14 Aug 2005 17:07

I had an aunt who was Lily Pretoria Scrivener and someone in our Frost family was called Achille Frost. Pat.


WhackyJackieInOz Report 14 Aug 2005 16:04

I always think my Grandsons Middle name is unusual My son said he made it up. His name is Lachlain NAISHE oh well to each his own. I hated my middle name I was named after a Aunt MONA. Mum always used to say to me Mona by name and moaner by nature. (wonder what she meant Ha! Ha! Regards Jackie


McDitzy Report 14 Aug 2005 11:20

Heard about that one too, Brenda. But I heard about it in the FTM mag... Here is the poor girl's birth registration! I don't think they could fit the rest of the letters on the page!! LOL Surname First name(s) District Vol Page ------------------------------------------------ Births Mar 1883 -------------------------------------------------- PEPPER Ann Bertha C D E F G H I J K L M N O Q R S T U V W W.Derby 8b 649


McDitzy Report 14 Aug 2005 10:15

Forget middle names - I was looking up a marriage for someone on parish records (on the CityArk site) and I came across a Loverseed (male).... nice name!!


Unknown Report 12 Aug 2005 15:36

Found this whilst searching for something else on Ancestry: Name: HOE, Harry Reckless Record Type: Births Quarter: March Year: 1867 District: Birmingham (1837-1924) County: Warwickshire Volume: 6d Page: 65 I bet he was a little tearaway! nell


Brenda Report 10 Aug 2005 09:12

According to the Summer newsletter of The Family Records Centre, on 8th January 1883 a birth was registered in the West Derby district. The child’s name was Ann Bertha Cecilia Diana Emily Fanny Gertrude Hypatia Inez Jane Kate Louisa Maud Nora Ophelia Quince Rebecca Starkey Teresa Ulysis Venus Winifred Xenophen Yetter Zeus Pepper!

Linda G

Linda G Report 10 Aug 2005 07:22

When I was little there were two men who lived near us and their christian names were Cordite and Shrapnel. They would have been born in the 1920's. What a sense of humour their parents had!!!!!!!! Linda


Skewedhalo Report 9 Aug 2005 23:39

My mum's maiden name and her sister in law's married name are B. Day. Well..I find it funny! The worst christian name in my tree is Fountain, which got dutifully passed down for a few generations. It's a male's name of course. Sharon


Dianne Report 9 Aug 2005 21:18

Just HAD to add this one. I only found it a couple of hours ago on Lancashire BMD site. FANNY FONE. Sorry if she is anyone's relative but I couldn't help but laugh. Dianne xx


Elaine Report 9 Aug 2005 07:05

Although not in my tree....I used to know of a Theresa Green. Elaine


Louise Report 8 Aug 2005 23:39

I have a King as a first name on my tree his surname is Fisher Then his younger sister was named Queen. She married a lowly Tom Brown and called one of her sons King after her brother. Not wanting to have ordinary names seemed to run in the family because one of Kings sons called his son Rainbow Brown, wanted a little more colour in his life I expect! Great huh! Its all true. What a family!


Natalia Report 8 Aug 2005 22:01

I have a John Henderson Henderson in my tree. His grandfathers name was Henderson Price but you would think his granda wouldnt mind if his grandkids didnt take his name if it was their surname wouldnt you?!! Natalia x