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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #72 on: Thursday 13 November 08 13:50 GMT (UK) »
Here's gravestone with some unusual names on.  It seems odd that some of their children have 'traditional' English names and some are more unusual.

"In Loving Memory of
Joseph
The beloved husband of
Betty Chadwick
Who died August 20th 1906 Aged 61 years
Also Betty
Beloved wife of the above
Who died October 9th 1934 Aged 86 years
Also Jehosheba their daughter
Who died February 2nd 1875 Aged 2 years
And 3 months
Also Jane their daughter
Who died February 13th 1875 Aged 3 years
And 6 months
Also William their son
Who died February 13th 1878 Aged 8 years
Also Keziah their daughter
Who died February 21st 1878 Aged 3 years
Also Meshach their son
Who died April 13th 1879 Aged 8 months
Also Abednego their son and beloved
Husband of Ann Jane Chadwick
Who died August 8th 1933 Aged 53 years
At rest"

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #73 on: Thursday 13 November 08 14:25 GMT (UK) »
Here's gravestone with some unusual names on.  It seems odd that some of their children have 'traditional' English names and some are more unusual.

"In Loving Memory of
Joseph
The beloved husband of
Betty Chadwick
Who died August 20th 1906 Aged 61 years
Also Betty
Beloved wife of the above
Who died October 9th 1934 Aged 86 years
Also Jehosheba their daughter
Who died February 2nd 1875 Aged 2 years
And 3 months
Also Jane their daughter
Who died February 13th 1875 Aged 3 years
And 6 months
Also William their son
Who died February 13th 1878 Aged 8 years
Also Keziah their daughter
Who died February 21st 1878 Aged 3 years
Also Meshach their son
Who died April 13th 1879 Aged 8 months
Also Abednego their son and beloved
Husband of Ann Jane Chadwick
Who died August 8th 1933 Aged 53 years
At rest"


Very Biblical (apart from Betty!). Either they just opened it a random, or they were very religious.

I would assume they also had another son named Shadrach, since Meshach and Abednego are also mentioned (The Three Young Men from the Book of Daniel)

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #74 on: Thursday 13 November 08 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Isn't there a 'Liselotte' in The Sound of Music?

 OH has a 'Silence' in his tree, and I had a great-aunt named Florian
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #75 on: Thursday 13 November 08 17:09 GMT (UK) »
I bet you all thought that Allison was a girl's name - wrong!  I have four males called Allison in my tree.  Two are cousins in the same family (one of them being my great grandfather), and the others are nephew and uncle (one being the brother of gg father's bride).  Quite logical really - "son of Alice"! 

I've also got a few surnames as forenames - Sutcliffe, Wadsworth, Fairbank and Jennings.  And I came across a Beaujolais when transcribing for FreeBMD.

In more recent times (well, last century) I went out with a guy whose middle names were Shakespeare Ruskin!!

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #76 on: Thursday 13 November 08 18:56 GMT (UK) »
I recently found a distant rellie of my OH married a Zipperina Mary Thompson but mostly it's just surnames used as forenames including: Wardell, Crosby, Ferry, Johnson, Lumb, Heppell and Liddell.
Watson, Snowball, Pyburn, Heppell, Ferry, Holmes, Clennett, Kidd, Pescod Co.Duham & Northumberland
Stockton, Watson N. Yorks
Brown & Anstey, Devon
Challnor/Challoner Cheshire/Shropshire. Moore, Mansell: Wellington, Shropshire
Davies/ David, Coity, Glamorgan
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #77 on: Thursday 13 November 08 19:08 GMT (UK) »
And I forgot the other side - Archbell, Tempest, Edmondson - one poor boy, who drowned in the Howick Falls in South Africa was Tempest Edmondson Archbell!!  It's all good stuff. ::)

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #78 on: Friday 14 November 08 15:53 GMT (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.

I came across Tryphena and Tryphosa in a Lincolnshire village (Billingorough) - in fact there were 4 Tryphena TYLERs there 1803-40.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #79 on: Friday 14 November 08 17:08 GMT (UK) »
My son in law's gt gt gr parents were Octavius and Fedora.
Octavius' mother was Valeria.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #80 on: Friday 14 November 08 17:08 GMT (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.

I came across Tryphena and Tryphosa in a Lincolnshire village (Billingorough) - in fact there were 4 Tryphena TYLERs there 1803-40.

I wonder why it seems to have been so popular in that area?

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