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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #243 on: Saturday 24 March 18 09:20 GMT (UK) »
...and we all shake our heads at the awful names 'made up' by some famous celebrities for their new offspring!! ??? ???
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #244 on: Saturday 24 March 18 20:18 GMT (UK) »
If my ancestor James Smith had the middle name of Brooklyn or Romeo then it surely would have helped me find his baptism lol.  ;D
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #245 on: Saturday 24 March 18 21:45 GMT (UK) »
My great Aunts daughter was called Cressie. Checked the birth registration expecting to find Cressida (rather exotic for the small village they lived in), but no, registered as Cressie.  Poor girl she died very young from diabetes.

My mum in law thought for years that her name was Philomena. She had occasion to obtain her birth certificate to get a passport, only to find she’d been registered as Phyllis.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #246 on: Saturday 24 March 18 23:03 GMT (UK) »
How about Careless Guest who married in 1809 in Sedgley Staffordshire

Love it.....ever asked anyone the question..."Have you got a Careless Guest in your Family"  ;D

It reminds of when I asked a fellow researcher of one of my lines if they had a Providence Butt  ;D ;D
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #247 on: Sunday 25 March 18 07:02 BST (UK) »
I believe Careless is one of those words whose meaning has shifted over time.  The modern equivalent would probably be Carefree, which sounds much more positive.

You'd want a Carefree Guest in your home - maybe even invite them to stay permanently ;D

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #248 on: Sunday 25 March 18 18:32 BST (UK) »
I believe Careless is one of those words whose meaning has shifted over time.

I had a friend who was a CARELESS.  He seemed to think the name had derived from CARLOS.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #249 on: Thursday 29 March 18 09:29 BST (UK) »
Interesting my Careless was a lady I thought it likely to be from a surname as there were several Careless families in the Sedgley area ::)
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #250 on: Thursday 29 March 18 10:05 BST (UK) »
If my ancestor James Smith had the middle name of Brooklyn or Romeo then it surely would have helped me find his baptism lol.  ;D
Same here, apart from two Reubens. But where would the fun of the chase be in everyborther and cousin didn't seem to decide decide "this year all boy children in the family will be called William".
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« Reply #251 on: Thursday 29 March 18 22:47 BST (UK) »
If my ancestor James Smith had the middle name of Brooklyn or Romeo then it surely would have helped me find his baptism lol.  ;D
Same here, apart from two Reubens. But where would the fun of the chase be in everyborther and cousin didn't seem to decide decide "this year all boy children in the family will be called William".

True. If our complete genealogy as far back as we could trace was handed to us on a silver platter with bells on it would be quite boring.
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LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain