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Offline Mike in Cumbria

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Re: Auntie who?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 01 June 19 21:10 BST (UK) »
GS, my granddad's little sister was born in 1903 and registered/baptised as Harriet Sarah Eliza, and she was just Harriet in 1911 - but she didn't like those names and insisted on Dolly so the world assumed she must be Dorothy  In 1939 she was listed as Dorothy and presumably that was on her ID card etc.  Her death (1979) and probate (1980) were registered as Dorothy Harriet Sarah Eliza.Carol

Like my aunty Mill - known as Milly when she was younger, but Mill for the rest of her life. We all assumed her given name was Millicent, and when I registered her death, that was the name I gave. When I started the family history research, it became apparent that she was actually called Amelia. She was even registered as Millicent on her marriage certificate though, so I wasn't the first to make that mistake.
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