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What's the oddest name you've found?
« on: Thursday 11 February 16 07:53 GMT (UK) »
Well serves me right for always moaning about my very common names, Williams, Brown (both sides), Smith and so on, always called Thomas, Elizabeth, John, Mary Ellen etc.

Today in my extended family I have come across ....drum roll....

Pool Rain McDonald !!!!

At first I thought it must be a transcription error, but no there it is plain to see on the baptism record.  I wondered if his mum and dad were the forerunners to the Beckhams and named their son after where he was conceived - a rainy day in Liverpool!!!   :o  ;D ;)
Williams, Owens, Pritchard, Povall, Banks, Brown.

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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 11 February 16 08:06 GMT (UK) »
Reminds of that story of how the American Indians named their children..... ::)
I recently found a collateral ancestor, Hamish Hustler Howard Coates.
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 February 16 08:14 GMT (UK) »
Happy Emily Hannah Pretty Dodd
Gorton
Payne
Cornwallis
Duncombe
Rennex
Praeger

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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 11 February 16 09:51 GMT (UK) »
My 9x Great Grandmother was called Eulalia Furze. I kind of like the name! ;D

Edit: I forgot about Sexey Pool!
Devon: Bibby, Bird, Chaplin, Davey, Littlejohns, Pope, Shire, Sloman, Tucker
Dorset: Gauler
Gloucestershire: Gauler
Hampshire: Kimber
London: Crump, Gauler
Middlesex: Crump
Monmouthshire: Brunt
Northumberland: Bibby
Somerset: Clarke, Dibble, Duddridge, Parsons, Pool, Poole, Shire, Silvester
Surrey: Clarke
Wiltshire: Gauler

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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 11 February 16 09:59 GMT (UK) »
I have a Ronald McDonald! In Scotland 1900's. Very distant by marriage, and his son was my ggfather's friend!  My grandsons think he's the most important person in our tree, and one of them told his class all about him in school morning talk!   😄😄. He also thought that next time we went to buy a burger, we could say he was his grandfather and he might get a free happy meal!
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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 11 February 16 10:22 GMT (UK) »
In June 1922, Edward Duck married Beatrice M Fussell at Wandsworth resulting in the birth of a son Donald Duck in September 1924 at Wandsworth. Donald went on to be a doctor after studying at Edinburgh.
Donald was the single handed general practitioner in Mallaig until retirement in 1993.
Was he known as the local "quack"?
I will leave that decision up to you.

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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 11 February 16 10:31 GMT (UK) »
Venadora Perry...often mistranscribed as VenceDora...I also have a Providence Butt  ;D ;D

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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 11 February 16 11:49 GMT (UK) »
"I also have a Providence Butt"

Thank goodness for Alexander Fleming and the discovery of penicillin. There's hope for you yet.  ::) ::) ::)

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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 11 February 16 12:00 GMT (UK) »
Cheeky....I suppose I asked for that.. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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