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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #54 on: Wednesday 17 September 08 20:00 BST (UK) »
the most unusual name i have is the one which started me off on this never ending hunt-is Dorcas - which is not that unusual in itself  but  my mum kept telling me that she had another more unusual name  and so it turned out when i found her birth - she was Dorcas Geneva -  thing is her sibling s were Florence, Elizabeth, Samuel and George - so why did she  have such a name - my daughters are glad they weren't babies when i found it as they have unusual name and the eldest second name is Dorcas , i would definitely have used  Geneva  but i d never heard of it as a name . i love unusual names.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #55 on: Wednesday 17 September 08 20:13 BST (UK) »
I've got an Ellen Roughsedge with the surname Mercer in the tree.  I thought it may have been her Mother's maiden name but haven't sorted this out yet.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #56 on: Wednesday 17 September 08 21:47 BST (UK) »
One of my ancestors had the Christian name Sebarah
I have wondered whether this was a mis spelling of Deborah or suchlike.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #57 on: Wednesday 17 September 08 23:08 BST (UK) »
Shebarah was possibly a form of the Biblical name Sheba which means promise
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #58 on: Thursday 18 September 08 19:16 BST (UK) »
ONe of my whatever-gt-grannies (too lazy to work it out at the moment) was a Tryphaena (but there are lots of ways to spell it).

I thought "well - that's really odd" but it was really popular in the Lincolnshire village where she lived.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #59 on: Friday 19 September 08 14:28 BST (UK) »
Several Philadelphia's, a couple of Charity's, a Hope, an Esau, a Staning, one or two Barbary's, quite a few Lettice's, a Grace Contalmaison (named after a WW1 battle), a Hamelton, a Goddard, and a Pierce are the most unusual first names in my tree.

I still like the name Philadelphia Pennyfold from my tree the most. Sounds Dickension to me

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #60 on: Friday 19 September 08 14:39 BST (UK) »
I have a Lettice (ca. 1575) and a Silance(1775)in my tree.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #61 on: Friday 19 September 08 15:34 BST (UK) »
Hi All
Iv'e a Sparky in my tree,i don't know how that came about.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #62 on: Friday 19 September 08 17:08 BST (UK) »
I saw a Lettice Person on the Derbyshire Parish Record Marriages.

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