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« Reply #252 on: Thursday 29 March 18 23:13 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".

My problem is which Joseph Turnbull married which Mary in Cumberland about 1815-1820. :-X :-X

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« Reply #253 on: Friday 30 March 18 11:42 BST (UK) »
http://lafcadiohearngardens.com/story-lafcadio-hearn/

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His father was Irish and his mother was Greek.

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« Reply #254 on: Saturday 31 March 18 18:39 BST (UK) »
Not strictly unusual a but taken all together quite a mouth full and the poor girl signed all her names in full at her marriage while her husband stuck to one initial and his surname!
Sarah Mitchell Winifred Leslie. Her next sister had a modest three names and her baby sister only had to contend with two...I if they had been blessed with yet another daughter she would have been down to a single name amd would a fifth simply have been K or B or somesuch ::)
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« Reply #255 on: Sunday 01 April 18 10:47 BST (UK) »
I have a family of mariners in my tree who named their son Ocean. I thought that was pretty cute :)
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« Reply #256 on: Sunday 01 April 18 11:21 BST (UK) »
I have a friend whose son's name is Ocean! 

My Mum's full name was Jessie McMillan Mason McAughtrie!  The two middle names were very helpful in my research, McMillan and Mason were both my great grandmother, and great great grandmother! Just love those Scottish Naming patterns!!
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« Reply #257 on: Sunday 01 April 18 11:28 BST (UK) »

A grandson of a lady i know is called Z..he was  a last child for his parents

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« Reply #258 on: Sunday 01 April 18 22:52 BST (UK) »
I have a family of mariners in my tree who named their son Ocean. I thought that was pretty cute :)

Among the relatives who were named in Matilda Sampson's will was one Septimus Ocean Lamb.  In the census he is recorded as "born at sea" so fair enough.  More than that, apparently he was born on HMS Ocean. 

At least a relative with any of these unusual names is easier to track on the ancestry sites.     
Rutter, Sampson, Swinerd, Head, Redman in Kent.  Others in Cheshire, Manchester, Glos/War/Worcs.
RUTTER family and Matilda Sampson's Will:

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« Reply #259 on: Tuesday 03 April 18 02:10 BST (UK) »
I  have come across "Original".  Just now I saw a will for "Thankfull Sturdee" who gave his occupation as an assistant to the Master Shipwright in HM Yards at Portsmouth.  I wonder if his workmates called him "Ta" (Tar).
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« Reply #260 on: Tuesday 03 April 18 04:28 BST (UK) »
gazania, your name "Thankful Sturdie" reminds me of the names given to people in a "so called" Christian community in NZ, but in fact it's really a very dangerous cult! 

APOLOGIES - Have modified to remove the name of the Cult and their people.  Thanks for the heads up Carol!



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