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Elaine Report 13 Apr 2013 00:39

Could not resist sharing this....found it on Lancs OPC while researching Parr family....who would saddle a poor girl with a name like that?

John Parr - Son of Edward Parr & Isabella (formerly Bell), his wife

Fancy going thro life with a name like Isabella Bell!

Apologies to anyone called this,but it just tickled me! lol


Muffyxx Report 13 Apr 2013 00:42

lol...that's fab !!!..when I was younger my boyfriend's surname was Hoey.

I remember him telling me the reason why he felt he and Heidi had no future :-D


RolloTheRed Report 13 Apr 2013 01:03

I guy I knew had the moniker William I G Ball ...


RolloTheRed Report 13 Apr 2013 01:05

and this is an ancestry transcription which they refuse to correct

(should be Freckingham )


Elaine Report 13 Apr 2013 01:51

hahaha....when we were kids at school,way back in the early 50s,we had a few,including Isabella Bell.....can also remember Teresa Green....never even thought of them being proper peoples names...we used them as kind of "knock-knock" jokes!

made us titter back then(still amuses me today....i never quite grew up! lol)

and what happened to the christian name being same as the surname?

in our town we had Carol Caroll.,William(Billy)Williams.,and a boy in my class was Evan Evans.

anyone add to them?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 13 Apr 2013 02:56

Of course....
there was
William Williams (sorry Elaine said that)
Thomas Thomas
James (Jimmy) James
Robert Roberts
Edward Edwards
Lionel Lionel
Philip Phillips
Thomas Thomas
Vincet Vincent
there's probably a whole lot more!

Shame their parents didn't put a thought into it...or was it on purpose ?


LadyScozz Report 13 Apr 2013 03:07

My 3xgreat-grandfather, born c1808 in Cockburnspath Berwickshire.....

Robert Robertson :-D Including gggrandfather, I have 27 of them.

eleven David Davidsons :-)

nine John Johnsons & two John Johnstones

Two "unfortunate" names on my tree ~ Fanny Hare & May Swallow

What were the parents thinking??



Elaine Report 13 Apr 2013 03:41

Aw..poor divils!

I suppose though,years ago,Fanny was just a shorted version of Frances...there was nothing vulgar about it!

They weren't to know,that over a hundred years later,their names would be a cause of hilarity!



maggiewinchester Report 13 Apr 2013 08:51

On my tree, on official documents as: Winifred A Hoare


DIZZI Report 13 Apr 2013 09:03



AnnCardiff Report 13 Apr 2013 09:13

my first ever boss was Leyshon Leyshon

I worked with a guy - a nurse - called Michael Hunt - someone in the office had been looking for him when he walked past our office window - I called out - Mike Hunt just walked past the window, to which some wag in the office replied - "Well I've heard of throwing you voice, but that's just plain ridiculous"!!!!


OneFootInTheGrave Report 13 Apr 2013 09:51

I will leave it to your imagination as to what kids called this lady - Miss Phylis Pharr :-D :-D :-D


GoldenGirl1 Report 13 Apr 2013 10:16

Robin Banks......say no more :-D :-D


AnnCardiff Report 13 Apr 2013 10:24

I came across Charity Box while searching the census


hortensis Report 13 Apr 2013 10:33

A Public girls school I worked at in the fifties, large boards in the school entrance hall with names of old head girls. One was FANNY HOLE...

I think it was 1926.

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


maggiewinchester Report 13 Apr 2013 11:39

Saw a good name at work:
Wayne Kerr.


GlasgowLass Report 13 Apr 2013 13:54

My daughter's bestest friend is called Ewan Kerr.


Merlin Report 13 Apr 2013 13:58

My Uncle Owen Owen. :-D


GlasgowLass Report 13 Apr 2013 13:59

My brother used to work in banking.
He will never forget a customer named.... Mr Septimus Jelly


Elaine Report 13 Apr 2013 17:15

some very good ones there! lol