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Re: unknown christian name
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 08:48 BST (UK) »
There are thousands of births registered with the first name just "Female" or "Male"

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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 11:15 BST (UK) »
Well yes, but when you have researched the details and know descendants of the mother (,half brothers of the baby )and the sad circumstances of the mother’s death some little time later,.

Having found her and the baby’s unmarked grave ,and with other family members have had a little plaque placed at the ruins of the cottage ,as otherwise there is no record of their ever existing except in registers where the poor little mite is just “ Female”.
The whole sad incedent was erased from the collective memory of the village
and only came to light for present day dwellers and the later generations after a book was written about the village and the sad incedent mentioned.
I knew of it from my father ,whose mother was cousin to the baby’s mother.
We did not live there ,but I was evacuated there.
It was never mentioned ,ranks were closed to protect the other children.
A very sad story and quite honestly “Tess of The D’ Urbevilles “bore a very great resemblance to the incedent.
So to see “female “only ,saddens me.
That baby never got a name .
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Re: unknown christian name
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 13:02 BST (UK) »
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              Come away ,O human child..........

               For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.

                                         (The Stolen Child        W.B.Yeats)


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Re: unknown christian name
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 13:49 BST (UK) »
Thankyou, I had forgotten that, it is lovely .
So many sad details and all the harder for the mores of the time 1914, and the very strict standards ,they were Particular Baptists, and I know how kind they could be as a child evacuated there , but so hard for a rather wayward girl.
Thankyou, again , at least she is remembered and her mother.
If you saw Countryfile , Sunday’s programme about The Stiperstones and Longmynd ,well they lived on the Stiperstones range ,so remote .
I missed it as the time was altered but will be shown again next Sunday early morning.
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Re: unknown christian name
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 25 July 20 07:13 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for your help;

It gives me aclearler picture as to why some might not give a new born child achristian name right away.
In my case i'm fairly certain  the child with no name may be my ancestor with a name ( maria)  as i I found  her later in other marriages and death certificates as well as poor law records. Parents age and place of birth matched.

Thank you all for your replies you have been very helpful. Some very sad stories  :'(