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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #306 on: Friday 03 May 19 09:17 BST (UK) »
I've been doing a tree for a friend and have found Docytheus Twigg. That first name has been spelled in many different ways on various forms and on occasion I think he gave up trying to spell/explain it; he was "Thayus" on the baptismal record of one of his children, and "Daniel" in 1851 when either he or the enumerator called defeat entirely!

The only other similarly named person I can find lived in a different county well over a century beforehand. You'd think with such an unusual name, I'd be able to find Docytheous's baptism, but no; and neither can I find a link to the previous one.

He didn't hand the name down to any of his children --- I can't think why not  ::)
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #307 on: Friday 03 May 19 21:12 BST (UK) »
I've just discovered a 3rd cousin once removed called Ivo (on his birth and marriage record)  I thought it was a mistake and it was really Ivor/Ifor as he was Welsh. However, I now find out that it is a real name
https://nameberry.com/babyname/Ivo
Have other heard of this ?

Mainly for Vikings!  Ivo does appear now and then in Scandinavian countries, but the only other Ivo I have heard of is a comedian called Ivo Graham.

No, I think it's more Mittel-Europa.  It's of Germanic origin, although the French Yves is a version of it.  Uncommon in England but it does crop up, usually in upper-class families.  The current Earl of Darnley is an Ivo. 
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #308 on: Friday 03 May 19 22:13 BST (UK) »
Ivo Peters (1915-1989) was a well-respected railway photographer. You will have seen his work used in numerous TV programmes.

He used to chase around the country in a 1950s Bentley, the registration of which is now attached to another Bentley in my part of the world.

Must look up where his ancestors were from!

Just checked - his father, Ivo Adolph Peters, was born in Germany.
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #309 on: Friday 03 May 19 22:53 BST (UK) »
Local paper today, couple celebrating birth of new daughter, named Dolly, older brother named Teddy.
Broadley (Lancs all dates and Halifax bef 1654)

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #310 on: Saturday 04 May 19 03:56 BST (UK) »
I thought I better give name, rank and number(s).

Admonition Drew (female), (Mrs Jory), Bap. 9 October 1768, Stoke Damerel, Devon.
Buried 15 March 1846, Camelford, Cornwall.   

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #311 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 16:26 BST (UK) »
I come across someone with the first name of Humiliation in Suffolk.

While not a unusual name, I descend from Sampson King of Appleton, Berkshire who died in 1634. Could well be a family name. Berkshire is quite picturesque. Appleton is lovely.
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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

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #312 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 17:09 BST (UK) »
My grandmother had a friend called May Williams who married Sydney Christmas!

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #313 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 17:16 BST (UK) »
I found someone the other day whose maiden name was Argument.

Also on GRO an entry for 'SMALL, Willie' which appealed to the juvenile in me.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #314 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 17:33 BST (UK) »
I found someone the other day whose maiden name was Argument.

Also on GRO an entry for 'SMALL, Willie' which appealed to the juvenile in me.

LOl I am still laughing at "Currie, Ruby Murray" that I came across.
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