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Offline Sandy_W

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #315 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 17:35 BST (UK) »
I've been researching a friend's family history and found an ancestor called Gould Grant (bap 1717 in Dorset), who had a brother called Vine Grant. Gould and his wife had nine children, one son was also called Vine and one daughter was called Unity.

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« Reply #316 on: Friday 19 July 19 07:54 BST (UK) »
I saw this on a walk yesterday.

Neither of the first names in unusual, but what a bizarre/tongue twisting combination.

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« Reply #317 on: Friday 19 July 19 11:18 BST (UK) »
Zilpah/Zilfer (F)
Mellicen/Milleson/Mellicent (M)
Mercy (F)
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HURST, BOLTON,  BUTTERWORTH, ADAMSON, WILD, MCIVOR from Milnrow, Newhey, Oldham & Rochdale, Lancs.


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« Reply #318 on: Friday 19 July 19 15:21 BST (UK) »
In the RAF, I worked with a bloke called Prickhard. His was an only child and his loving parents gave him a single first name - Richard. 

So, of course, he was universally known as Dick Prick Hard. 

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #319 on: Friday 19 July 19 16:28 BST (UK) »
Harry Horace Harris, a toungue twister ndeed.

A Sexcy Williams married in Somerset.

I have come across a Thomas Thomas. But also a Thomas Thomas Thomas baptised. Looking at the original PR's it is deffo Thomas Thomas Thomas baptised to a John and Eliz Thomas I think.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #320 on: Saturday 20 July 19 04:22 BST (UK) »
In the RAF, I worked with a bloke called Prickhard. His was an only child and his loving parents gave him a single first name - Richard. 

So, of course, he was universally known as Dick Prick Hard. 

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Chas


Nearly as good as a bloke I worked with years ago. His name was, I kid you not.. Richard Woodcock.  Needless to say, there were several variations to it, mostly rude  :P :P

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #321 on: Saturday 20 July 19 17:40 BST (UK) »
Ap9logies if I posted this 30+ pages ago! When I was at school I knew someone called Justin Quick  ;D
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #322 on: Monday 22 July 19 00:34 BST (UK) »
Zipporah is one of the more unusual ones in my own trees.
Thomas Thomas, and William Williams I have seen quite a bit. They remind me of Catch-22's Major Major, who was promoted to the rank of major.
Very disappointingly they renamed this character in the new television series I believe.
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« Reply #323 on: Monday 22 July 19 15:55 BST (UK) »
They remind me of Catch-22's Major Major, who was promoted to the rank of major.
Very disappointingly they renamed this character in the new television series I believe.
 

Not in the series I am watching on a Thursday evening. He is building a model wooden ship in his office and hiding from everyone. 

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