General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Electoral Rolls

Looking for living relatives?

Search our UK Electoral Rolls (2002-2013) and find your living relatives today.

Search Electoral Rolls

New electoral roll records

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

RE:How names have changed

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 29 Apr 2013 13:41

I remember, last time I was a member, there was a thread about politically incorrect names found in the census. Some where really funny. ;-)

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 29 Apr 2013 12:00

Remember we had a fanny thread a few years ago, short for Frances. My paternal g.g. grandmother was a Fanny Fish :-0

Carol

terryj

terryj Report 29 Apr 2013 11:28

i have a couple of fanny annes in my tree on the wifes side
off topic but a while back some council or other poss birmingham they are daft enough renamed a pudding in their canteen because they thought spotted dick was in appropriate

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 29 Apr 2013 09:39

lol

When were were in the US, a couple invited us to their house.

Went into the living room, and the man said to me........

"Park your fanny anywhere............"

I went bright red, OH laughed like a loony.

We explained.........

HE went bright red, and his wife laughed like a loony!

:-D :-D

I have a "bum bag", but I don't call it that, nor do I call it a "fanny pack" ......... I call it my sporran :-D

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 29 Apr 2013 06:28

I used to babysit for a woman who was married to an American and she showed me a video she had for toning up your rear end, it was called how to have a tighter fanny - she had had to explain to her mother that that was the name Americans called their butt and not what her mother was thinking lol

I just had a look for American fanny and found this ad for what we called a bum bag!

'Our fashionable fanny pack, in just the right size, is the best way to carry your things hands free'

Don't seem to have any Fannys in my tree

Lizx

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 14:05

I agree PigletsPal, it is a nice name.

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 28 Apr 2013 13:33

I rather like the name Fanny - our only problem is with the connotation the yanks brought with it during the war.....

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 11:42

I do feel guilty laughing at it as my Great Grannie and Great Aunts were Fanny's :-D

GRMarilyn

GRMarilyn Report 28 Apr 2013 11:29

Well....I got 3 old Fanny's in my Family Tree, maybe its just an old name coming back !! ;-)

Like Joy says its only an advert to buy Irn Bru....bet the sales improve though. LOL

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 28 Apr 2013 11:20

its not real its an advert hun

i am sure the babies real name will be much worse :-D :-D

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 10:43

I have to admit to feeling sorry for the baby in the new Irn Bru advert:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIxCFo5t3AI