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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #198 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 12:28 BST (UK) »

Ooh crikey ;D sorry PharmaT  :)

I didn't expect that  :)
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #199 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 12:39 BST (UK) »
I have a Zion......quite unusual.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #200 on: Wednesday 20 July 16 15:04 BST (UK) »
I've got a Zion in one my families, who later becomes Esais, with a brother Simeon and a sister Annis.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #201 on: Thursday 21 July 16 12:30 BST (UK) »
I have enjoyed reading peoples unusual names. If I had been interested in family history before my children were born, my daughter would have been Kezia as I like this name and have two on my family tree born in the 1800s.

My second cousin is called Zeke. Like others I have Redvers but as a first name, Metford Uriah, Adolphus. Two ladies called Tressie, Aquila, Hagar, Mercy and Fortune.

In Somerset I have come across several girls called Lettuce, no doubt not pronounced like the green salad plant. There were several girls born into the travelling families, Penfold and Orchard named Defiance.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #202 on: Thursday 21 July 16 14:10 BST (UK) »
Marrying into my family was an Agathos, who named his son Augustus.  The latter is not so unusual but whence came papa's name?
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #203 on: Saturday 24 September 16 02:20 BST (UK) »
Not my own (I don't think)...well not yet but came across this;

Easter Mcclusky
24 Jul 1846
Campsie, Stirling

Just glad the surname wasn't McCluckey  ;D

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #204 on: Saturday 24 September 16 09:31 BST (UK) »
Marrying into my family was an Agathos, who named his son Augustus.  The latter is not so unusual but whence came papa's name?

Definitely looks Greek, and may be their version of Augustus.  Ag- meaning Saint or saintly.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #205 on: Saturday 24 September 16 13:17 BST (UK) »
Here are a few names in my tree

Thirza,
Mahala,
Ishmael,
Glass,
Cadwaladr,
Ritson
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #206 on: Saturday 24 September 16 22:40 BST (UK) »
I have a Zion......quite unusual. 
Annie

I have a Zion......quite unusual.

Annie

My friend's son has recently named his baby boy Zion. Named after an adult friend.  I think it started to be more popular in the 1970's.
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