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Silly named ancestors

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Amanda Report 29 Sep 2003 20:01

Can't help it, had to add more. Going through the Canadian Census I found a Fanny Wiggle who married a Bottom. Fanny Wiggle-Bottom. Can you imagine? Well, how about the poor soul named Fanny Waysaton? How awful to be named that! Hope she wasn't a very large lady.


Amanda Report 29 Sep 2003 03:32

What a laugh! Had to look up more of these silly names, they're hilarious! Hubby James wanted to add his own, seems his father may not have been a Milroy but possibly a Hole. There was a lodger by that name at his grandparents in the late 30's, who knows what went on. But anyways, James' Dad's name is actually Harry Milroy, but if he wasn't a Milroy he'd be a Harry Hole. Isn't that terrible? Also in High School I knew a girl named Crystal Chanda Lear, and my Dad knew a Harry Crapper. Mum and I have been chuckling about if they had actually named me Candace. If I had married an Eaton I would have been Candy Barr-Eaton, or possibly Candy Barr-Melton. Too much.

Annie in

Annie in Report 28 Sep 2003 23:22

My g.g.g.g grandmother was Hester Goose,and I can picture exactly what she looked like.


Sarah Report 28 Sep 2003 21:35

Been to busy having a giggle at these names to add my own. I have a Florence Nightingale in my family. Not too good at the caring proffesion though. Liked her wine a bit too much. She could have done with the real 1 to look after her. Sarah.


Lynne Report 28 Sep 2003 19:09

I once knew a man called Gordon Grocock and there was a Nigerian customer where I used to work, caled - Chief Onajobi!!


Thomas Report 28 Sep 2003 19:04

well - my grandmother had a friend named olive, who married joe olive..... and i have a gr gr gr uncle richard whos last name was ackney...of course richard shortened is dick.


Paul Report 28 Sep 2003 19:02

I once knew a man called Alfred Hookam. Known to his frends as Alf!! ( I you don't get it - say it aloud as his friends would address him)


April Report 28 Sep 2003 17:41

Didn't realise these had been around so long (lol) April Minnie MOUSE - 1880 United States Census / South Carolina GDau Gender: Female Birth: <1873> SC Michael Mouse - International Genealogical Index / BI Gender: Male Birth: About 1645 Toternhoe Parish, , Bedford, England 5. Donald DUCK - 1881 British Census / Middlesex Head Gender: Male Birth: <1820> Middlesex, England

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 28 Sep 2003 17:27

Been at the cooking sherry then Jacqui!:-)


Jacqui Report 28 Sep 2003 16:58

Jeanette - must be having a senior moment - explain please A L Key? sorry, just realise - I think I've had too much to drink!!! jacqui

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 28 Sep 2003 16:38

I had a teacher called Bob Downs. I also have a friend called Amanda Louise Key - fine until she signs her name A L Key. Went to a race night and one of the horses was called Poppy Tupper!

Maz (the Royal One) in the East End 9256

Maz (the Royal One) in the East End 9256 Report 28 Sep 2003 10:36

No relation, but there was a girl at my school (years ago) called Ina Bucket!! Maybe she is related to Hyacinth!! Unfortunately she was a high achiever and her name is displayed for posterity. Maz XX


Jennifer Report 28 Sep 2003 07:54

Well just to add to this wonderful list. My maiden name was Carter. In this wonderful era of hyphenating names. Feel sorry for me....either way you hyphenate it!!!!! When my husband proposed to me I rang my mum and said "I'm gonna be a Hoar". Mum was delighted...she bragged to all her friends!! As far as family tree hubby's aunty in all truthfulness is named Mona....(work it out kids!! poor lady) Cheers...had fun laughing at this Jenny (Hoar-Carter...naaaa or Carter-Hoar...I don't think so


Amanda Report 27 Sep 2003 14:26

Haven't uncovered any really silly names in my tree, yet, but I do know that when my mum was pregnant she wanted to call me Candace, which really doesn't sound to silly until you shorten it to Candy. My father didn't like the idea of my name being Candy Barr. So I got Mandy Barr instead. Other than that my mother's family were all Halls, and my Grandad used to answer the phone "Hall's Hall of Halls, who in the Hall do you want?"


Zoe Report 26 Sep 2003 11:35

Whilst researching my family found someone actually named their child Napoleon Bonaparte Solomon!!! This was back in mid 1800's. Someone else added message that Ephraim was odd name but actually very common back in the day! Def had a laugh reading all these names but reality is someone has to live with that please please think before you name your child something bizarre, saying that my cousin just named child Levi! Why oh Why.


MLadyX Report 26 Sep 2003 10:01

My hubby's uncle is Tommy Thomson. (not just a nick-name)


MLadyX Report 26 Sep 2003 09:50

My father had cousins by the name of 'Orange'. They seem quite common too. (like the Lemons)


Annie Report 26 Sep 2003 00:11

I was in school with a girl called Teresa Green. Also someone called Dallas Curtain (she was really nice and so was Teresa) - people said she was looking 'drawn' and she should 'pull herself together'........ Oh and my mother (when we lived in Stanstead) was a member of the Ugley Women's Institute My dad had a teacher named WC Bates known as ... don't pre-empt me now .... BOGGY (hah!) A

Rosalind in Madeira

Rosalind in Madeira Report 25 Sep 2003 21:22

Kathryn, I have several James Jameses in my family, and there is a William Williams on this site. Ros


Jacqui Report 25 Sep 2003 21:18

Just remembered another one - one knew a man called RonDYER, who, when he answered the phone in his office said "DYER HERE" Honestly! Jacqui