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Unusual middle names - laugh with me

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Heather Report 2 Jun 2005 10:53

i have a Reveler (misspelt Revealer later) as a middle name, assumed initially that it was someones maiden name but have not found this yet Hevi


Sandra Report 4 Jun 2005 22:58

Two of the females in tree I am researching have Bower and Milson as middle names. I think it's a way of keeping family names, they are both eldest daughters.


GeordieCath Report 5 Jun 2005 18:54

god help my granddaughter when she gets to school her name is keegan- tyne . keegan after kevin keegan and tyne after the river tyne poor thing what do these young ones think they are doing .


Muswell Report 5 Jun 2005 21:10

Years ago a good friend of mine was at school with a Richard William Cox. I noticed someone has recently found a Christmas Olley - did they aspire to marrying an Ivy? On a different vein what about perfect marriages. Whilst researching Norwich Archive (incidently a magnificent facility and well worth a visit for the 'Broad minded') I came across Banns for a Pitcher to marry a Potter and an Easter to marry a Halliday. Of course with a name like mine there is no shortage of W.Olleys etc. My favourite name blunder was one I heard over a tannoy in my place of work 20 years ago. The format was for staff in the telephone room to tannoy staff using their title, initial and surname ie Mrs J Smith. There was one exception which was not pointed out to a new girl - a certain Mr Peter Henis. Think about it. Well you can imagine that was bad enough, but she kept her finger on the tannoy button and stepped right into it when she then added 'Oh my God I just said P****'


Bridie Report 5 Jun 2005 22:23

Came across a first name of Walter. Not too bad considering the era - mid 1800's. But the surname was Salter! Another bad example was Keith Heath.


Angela Report 6 Jun 2005 17:24

I have found an Olive Press and knew a Pearl Button back in the 60's.


Katherine Report 4 Aug 2005 21:56

I came across the name 'Bright' in my family tree and originally thought it was a misspelling of Bridget. Then I found a second record of her complete with her maiden name which, unfortunately, was.....White! How anyone could be stupid enough to call their daughter 'Bright White' is beyond me. Makes her sound like a paint colour.

The Bag

The Bag Report 4 Aug 2005 22:14

EQUALLY AS STOOPID!! Name: Boot, William Wellington Record Type: Births Quarter: December Year: 1903 District: Derby County: Derbyshire Volume: 7b Page: 644


Michael Report 4 Aug 2005 22:39

Talking of football teams, I have several ancestors named Oldham (from Lincolnshire, late 18th/early 19th century, so probably no connection) as well as two called Plant. Apparently there was a Sue who married a Japanese named Mr Doku, and thought nothing of it until the craze for a certain logic puzzle took off... and at one point my school had two chemistry teachers named Mr Cox and Mr P Ennis.


Magi Report 4 Aug 2005 23:33

My uncle (through marriage on my Nash line) had the middle name Clare. One of the older aunts was Fanny Miranda, and on my Thompson line Hindhaugh keeps creeping up as a middle name. Love the ones about modern names, goodness knows what will happen when they all start looking for footballers names later on... Magi


Deborah Report 5 Aug 2005 10:46

I have a male relative from 1800s with the first name Clare and his grandson was given this as his middle name(Harry Clare) Today I came across this name on Freebmd and looking at the GRO page seems to be correct Tiglathpileser Day Deborah


Kate Report 5 Aug 2005 12:45

ive got tow male rellies called Isaac Newton whitesmith. and when i was at school one of my friends dad was Willy Dick!!


David Report 5 Aug 2005 14:16

There used to be a doctors practice in Worcestershire where the doctors were Dr Potts and Dr Chambers. Dr Potts christian name was Gerald (Gerry)


Christine Report 5 Aug 2005 20:53

My GGGGGGrandfather married a Nancy Bradshaw and they gave all their sons the middle name Bradshaw and it has carried on down the generation to my grandfather, the same thing happened when one of the sons married a Mary Richardson we now also have Richardson as a middle name. On a funny note my daughter has a friend who named her daughter Abby Paula Ennis initals APE the fathers name was Paul so his mail was addressed Mr PEnnis. It's the child I feel sorry for


Terence Report 5 Aug 2005 21:30

I work with a guy named Goliath - we call him Golly for short. Terry on the Rock


Unknown Report 5 Aug 2005 21:49

When I were a student long time ago, I worked in a social security office - all the young unemployed were called Elvis and the pensioners I remember were Pearl Button and Rose Bush. nell


Trudi Report 8 Aug 2005 04:53

Hi all I love my gggrandfathers name James Shipwash Hall from Kent It turns out his mother's maiden name was Shipwash. I just love saying it its a good old seafaring name. AGHHHH ME HEARTIES. Sorry getting carried away here. Trudi


fraserbooks Report 8 Aug 2005 20:18

Someone has just found a marriage for one of my great great aunts. Julianne Lusty marrying Hugh Trollope. Unfortunately I don't think she used her surname for the girls middle names.


Dianne Report 8 Aug 2005 21:56

I am trying to find info on my Great Great Grandad, Phillip Carroll. On trawling through all the Carrolls I found someone with the middle name of Earing. LOL Dianne xx


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