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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #324 on: Wednesday 24 July 19 00:21 BST (UK) »
FamilySearch has:
Onetimus Stockdale LEWIS born 4 Dec 1858, bapt 20 May 1860 St Mary, Chester

Assuming the spelling is correct (and I can't see a birth on FreeBMD!) I wonder if his parents ever got as far as Septimus or even Decimus.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #325 on: Wednesday 24 July 19 00:51 BST (UK) »
FamilySearch has:
Onetimus Stockdale LEWIS born 4 Dec 1858, bapt 20 May 1860 St Mary, Chester

Assuming the spelling is correct (and I can't see a birth on FreeBMD!) I wonder if his parents ever got as far as Septimus or even Decimus.

It's Onesimus. 

https://www.behindthename.com/name/onesimus
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #326 on: Wednesday 24 July 19 03:16 BST (UK) »
FamilySearch has:
Onetimus Stockdale LEWIS born 4 Dec 1858, bapt 20 May 1860 St Mary, Chester

Assuming the spelling is correct (and I can't see a birth on FreeBMD!) I wonder if his parents ever got as far as Septimus or even Decimus.

It's Onesimus. 

https://www.behindthename.com/name/onesimus

Not quite as much fun as Onetimus - but still quite rare.
Maybe I should look out for Twosimus and Threesimus  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #327 on: Wednesday 24 July 19 05:55 BST (UK) »
I was thinking that's all it took to conceive.  ::)
On a serious note, is Onesimus a variation on Onesiphorous?
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #328 on: Wednesday 24 July 19 15:35 BST (UK) »
A long time ago (in the 1940s) I heard an old retired teacher telling my parents about a man who had decided to name his son Mahershalalhashbaz; he believed it was the longest name in the Bible.

The teacher had been appalled and had tried to talk him out of it - whether she succeeded or not I can't remember.  She lived near Morpeth in Northumberland, and this might all have occurred many years before she told the story.
Ballingall, Donaldson, Fulton, Gillespie, Ramsay, Walker - in Fife.
Bury - in Salford & Liverpool.
Jack - in Glasgow, Dunfermline & Dundee.
Bermingham/Birmingham - in Cork.
Eagle - in Norfolk, Edinburgh & Glasgow.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #329 on: Wednesday 24 July 19 23:21 BST (UK) »
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.

Anyone with Welsh connections will not think T.Thomas or W.Williams at all unusual.  Wales has relatively few 'standard' surnames, and many of them appear with similar or identical given names: Evans, Davies, Roberts, Jones, Rees, Morgan - to name a few more.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #330 on: Thursday 25 July 19 06:35 BST (UK) »
I found a Mahershalalhashbaz TOBBELL (I think that was the surname) on the census once (probably Northumberland). I was looking for somebody else at the time and had to go find the original image to see if that was right. How do you shout that at a kid when he's done something wrong, or you want to call him in for dinner or something? Perhaps unsurprisingly on the next census he was "Mashek".

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #331 on: Thursday 25 July 19 12:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Ayashi.  It looks as if his father really went ahead with his daft plan.

Surprised the name wasn't shortened to 'Marshall'; I had a second-cousin-once-removed (in Scotland) with Marshall as a first name, but he was always known as 'Mash'.

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Ballingall, Donaldson, Fulton, Gillespie, Ramsay, Walker - in Fife.
Bury - in Salford & Liverpool.
Jack - in Glasgow, Dunfermline & Dundee.
Bermingham/Birmingham - in Cork.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #332 on: Thursday 25 July 19 13:35 BST (UK) »
I was thinking that's all it took to conceive.  ::)
On a serious note, is Onesimus a variation on Onesiphorous?

Looks like it; not the same guy though.
https://www.behindthename.com/name/onesiphorus
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