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Silly named ancestors

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Oz Mozz

Oz Mozz Report 24 Sep 2003 10:10

During a mid stint I nursed a lady whose surname was ROWES. She had a hefty 12lb baby that was red-faced and squalled herself to a deep puce colour on a VERY regular basis. Baby's hair was the brightest orange I have every seen anywhere! The childs name? Lillie Camelia Violet ............... Sonja


Tracy Report 24 Sep 2003 10:39

Just to keep the silliness going......My mum informs me she went to school with a Mary Christmas and I recall another girl from school called Porsche Carr!!

Oz Mozz

Oz Mozz Report 24 Sep 2003 10:46

Not an ancestor but i recently heard of a child called Scarlett Huntriss! That could lead to a undeserved reputation ...... Sonja


Jacqui Report 24 Sep 2003 11:31

There was a shop near to me that sold cheap shoes, called ONIONS - we though they should have the slogan - Come to Onions for your BUNIONS!!! Jacqui


Jan Report 24 Sep 2003 11:55

The funniest collection of TRUE names I knew (and I hope no-one from the family reads this) is the PITT family. He was Sidney, she was Florence, and their daughter was Beryl (yes, really, truly, honestly). So as a family they were Spitt, Floppit and Burial Pitt. Jan


Unknown Report 24 Sep 2003 12:04

My GGGGGG grandmother married a Thomas Cockbone. Thank goodness she had already given birth to my ancestor. On another line I have the Heron family from County Durham. One family group were all recorded as Herring. Am I fish or fowl? Jim

Sue in Sx

Sue in Sx Report 24 Sep 2003 12:58

If I can stop laughing long enough to type this, my mums neighbour was Rhoda Dailey! Tracey - I knew a Gaye Pratt too, in Sussex, wonder if it's the same one? Sue P.S do you think G.C will tell us off for putting inappropriate messages on the Tips Board? lol.


Freda Report 24 Sep 2003 13:17

No funny names in my tree, but Ive had a good laugh, ive a wicked sense of humour and see the funny side.


Tracy Report 24 Sep 2003 15:45

Hi Sue, Could well be the the same Gaye Pratt, as I'm from Sussex too! She was a couple of years below me at school at Felpham Comprehensive. Tracy

Sue in Sx

Sue in Sx Report 24 Sep 2003 18:18

Hi Tracy - my Gaye Pratt was at Secondary School in Storrington - My daughters had a teacher called Mrs Willey but she liked to pronounce it Wiley - I wonder why. Sue.


47551 Report 24 Sep 2003 19:40

Stilll wiping the tears from my eyes. Where are you lot from? Many thanks for the laugh. The only funny name in my lot is Job - poor B. My mother (who is 81) reminded me of a horse that my Uncle put some cash on - Hoof Hearted. I wonder if he went with the wind!!! Nes


Julie Report 24 Sep 2003 20:22

i'm afraid the only remotely silly name on my tree is Levi Twiddy! however he is really easy to locate on census returns!!!!! however may i suggest to the person with the neighbour called Wayne King, if he wants to go up-market he sould change his name to Master Bates!!!!! Julie T:)


June Report 24 Sep 2003 21:31

I have a Greygoose, Winterflood and Glasscock. All in the same tiny hamlet of Castle/Shudy camps, Cambridgeshire.


George Report 24 Sep 2003 22:20

I've got the following names in my tree, I really think their parents must have been drunk at the time of registration: Wilkinson Smith, Dickinson Oldfield, Aptavious Davidson, Marmaduke Kay. Those poor people George


Kathryn Report 25 Sep 2003 06:25

I knew a couple with the surname HUNT who named their son Michael (no problem there I hear you say)....but they were stupid enough to shorten it to Mike!!!! Poor kid!!!


Janet Report 25 Sep 2003 10:30

The modern trend of double-barreling the two surnames on marriage wouldn't have worked for my daughter and her husband. His surname is Ayres. (No - neither of them are hairdressers!) Janet


Tracy Report 25 Sep 2003 10:43

I knew a HUNT too, but his first name was Mark. We had lots of fun with that at comprehensive, as you can probably guess!!


Steph Report 25 Sep 2003 12:39

I have a Bird marrying an Eyre, and ancestors called Fanny Ayers, Ann Bunney, and a load of Hawes & Players!!


Jane Report 25 Sep 2003 15:33

Surviving psychologically unscathed from playground wits inserting a "T" into my surname was hard but I can't imagine what life must have been like for these people I've found during the course of my search for other Farwells. This will appeal to the toilet humourists - Farty, Fartier and Fartin. I kid you not!


Georgina Report 25 Sep 2003 15:41

I've not been able to check this site for 2 days - what have i started? My poor sister is listed as V.Lovely which embarrasses her quite a bit though. Anyone got any incredibly unusual names - I've an Tryphenia in my tree.