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Unusual Baby Names of 2012
« on: Friday 14 December 12 14:15 GMT (UK) »
What will genealogists 100 years from now think when they come across forenames names like: Rogue, Yoga, Drifter, Burger or Hashtag?!!! :P ::) :D

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MACDONALD of Benbecula, Scotland, Earlswood/Wapella Sask
BAIN of Aberdeenshire, Trafford district, Red Jacket and Moosomin, Sask
CHEYNE of Aberdeenshire & Trafford district, Sask
FISHER of Yorkshire, Ontario & Saskatchewan
INKSTER of Shetland, Edinburgh, Sask and BC
GAUNT of Yorkshire, Kent, BC & Australia
KINCH of Ireland, PEI, Ab, Sask
CORCORAN of Ireland, PEI & Sask
GOTZ / GOETZ of Soufflenheim, Alsace & Ont
MITTELHAUSSER of Soufflenheim, Alsace
MULLER or MILLER of Drusenheim, Alsace & Ont

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Re: Unusual Baby Names of 2012
« Reply #1 on: Friday 14 December 12 14:32 GMT (UK) »
I couldn't believe someone would call their son BURGER  ;D ;D ;D

But yes they did........well all I can say is what a pair of silly BURGERS his parents are.

 :o :D 8)
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Re: Unusual Baby Names of 2012
« Reply #2 on: Friday 14 December 12 16:54 GMT (UK) »

One of my friends had an ancestor named Eugene Kossuth Kosciuko (those were his forenames)

What about the fondness for Old Testament names like Kerrenhappuch (one of the daughters of Job)?

Or the Puritans who gave their children names like Zeal-for-the-Lord?

    My son has a friend who called his son Mycroft (it's the name of Sherlock Holmes' brother)
    One of my granddaughters is called Esha and her sister is Arpana, but their dad is Indian and those are Indian names. Sometimes there is a reason for seemingly strange names (but all too often you wonder which planet they're living on!)
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Re: Unusual Baby Names of 2012
« Reply #3 on: Friday 14 December 12 17:04 GMT (UK) »
The unusual names will probably make life a lot easier for future genealogists, especially if the surnames are common ones - less results than with Jack or Chloe for example.

Less unusual names might be easier on the child though!



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Re: Unusual Baby Names of 2012
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 15 December 12 09:45 GMT (UK) »
Americas ?  Gawd 'elp us !  ::)

Maybe someone in the UK could could call their offspring UKAS ?   ;D

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Re: Unusual Baby Names of 2012
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 16 December 12 18:33 GMT (UK) »
As a teacher for very many years, I often used to wonder which came first the silly child or the silly name- quite frequently a child with an unusual/embarrasssing name tended to behave in a way which, if not really bad, was certainly very silly.
Would the child have been daft anyway or was he/she daft as a result of having odd name?
This applied to surnames as much as to first names.

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Re: Unusual Baby Names of 2012
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 16 December 12 22:10 GMT (UK) »
A weird one I've seen from the past is the first name Sobieski. There were quite a few children baptised with this exotic name, a lot were in the Black Country from 1719 right until late 1800s. At first I thought it was perhaps from some early Polish immigration but after reading around a bit I realised the children were named for Maria Sobieska who married James Edward Stuart "The Old Pretender" in 1719.

Of today's names I think the strangest I've heard was at my workplace when a woman called her very young son Kine over to look at something. I'm assuming it was spelled Kine, it may have been Kyne.
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Re: Unusual Baby Names of 2012
« Reply #7 on: Monday 17 December 12 08:54 GMT (UK) »
I was interested to find that a man known as Lonnie was in fact named Salonika ( first name)- presumably named after a place and its military links.

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Re: Unusual Baby Names of 2012
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 20 December 12 22:07 GMT (UK) »
In case anyone missed this story, the New Zealand courts have ruled that you can't name your daughter Talula does the hula from Hawaii: see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2452593/Talula-Does-The-Hula-From-Hawaii-not-a-girls-name-New-Zealand-court-rules.html#
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