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Silly named ancestors

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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?"


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

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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

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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!


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 17:27

Been at the cooking sherry then Jacqui!:-)


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


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)


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.


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!!


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.

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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.


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.


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.