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Interesting Names
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Grove r    Posted 10-08-2004 at 07:43:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Perusing through some very old snapshots of paternal reletives, and noted some very interesting names; the first is my grandmothers sister in laws first name, Syniva, her husbands name was Knute, who served in the American cival grandmother and grandfather emigrated from the Dakotas. Don't know how many, here, are familiar with the old "tin types", but there are a few in my colection of photos....wish that there were names to go with faces, some I can pick out by association, but most are lost to posterity......just a memorial moment....have a gooder, R.E.L.

toolman    Posted 10-08-2004 at 14:49:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
well we had a few that were aquired after the offical naming took place and some of them sorta took on a life and chacter all there own as we progressed through life, nothing says ya gotta stay with the names you were given way back then and your parents were mad at ya for messin you diaper now is there? then there were the times when you was dating one girl and down the road 20 miles you was dating another then if ya went west 30 minutes you was dating another , boy i,ll tell ya answering to all them different names was sure a chore, and the names them girls gave ya when they found out you all was one an the same WEELLLLlllllll let me tell ya, them ole country girls can,t come up with some goodies yessirme, why some were even down right well you knoe.

toolman oh then    Posted 10-08-2004 at 14:51:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
theres the one my wife calls me such and enduring term it starts with an A ends with a hoe heh heh , specially when i been a bad boy.

DCM    Posted 10-08-2004 at 12:43:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Going way out on a limb here, my grandparents, born in the 1890's were called George and Anna. Not too excotic. Dan in AB

Grove r    Posted 10-08-2004 at 13:24:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well paternal grand parents names were Anna and Ivor, dads name was Edvard, aunts names were Helena, Ingaborg, [Angie], Eliff, Martina... not very spectacular by Norse terms, but by our present standards, many have had connections with the name Cyril, my remaining bros name?? Thanks to all for responding to an interesting topic....I think.... have made my thoughts clear to the rest of the family on naming their offspring after the soap characters...seems to be a too common two boys sport the names, Helge and Tory....may find those names in Norse soaps.......perhaps...have a gooder, R.E.L.

Melanie... hmmm...    Posted 10-08-2004 at 17:14:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
... had a grandpa named Aldred; a great uncle named Aubrey (which is weird, since I named my daughter that not knowing the g-uncle existed; have an uncle Rudolph and an aunt Vivian and an uncle Lanny; all of which are sweet old fashioned names that I love as compared to what my peers are naming their offspring. My cousin named his daughter Shasta; yes, like the soda pop. My friend named her daughter Makiah, I think that's how they spell it, oh brother; an acquaintance of mine named her son Phoenix, only spelled some bizarre way, like he won't get his butt kicked in school; sheesh!!!!

~Lenore    Posted 10-08-2004 at 14:34:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ex in law family had a few odd names.

Can you imagine growing up with these names:

the twins:Anna Pearl & Zona Earle
and Cova Belle

My family had pretty standard names, Shirley, Velma, Lorriane, Alvin, Earl & Ray (my cousins).

MizMolly    Posted 10-09-2004 at 08:40:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Gotcha beat Lenore. I have an aunt that had twin cousins names Dot and Dash. (no kidding) There is also a small town about 7 miles from where we lived named "Hog Town." It orginated from a man named Hogg and he and his wife had twin girls and named them Ima and Youra Hogg.(Think that is when I would have changed my name.)

Ron/PA    Posted 10-08-2004 at 09:59:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mom named all 3 of us boys dammit, as in c'mere dammit, shaddup dammit, hurryup dammit,,,,,,
My uncles name was Klase, the family's last name.

MW/Ks    Posted 10-08-2004 at 09:37:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
My 2 grandmas:Gertrude and Minnie
My grandpa :Wilbur
My buddies :Guido and Lavern(a guy)
My jr.high teacher:a man,I swear,Sharon Myrtle(he goes by Myrt)He has a brother named Paige.
All unusual names,all great folks!!! Mark/Ks

oslo in nc    Posted 10-08-2004 at 08:46:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My daughter just had a boy. His name is Afon pronounced phonetically Ahvuhn. It's a Welsh word. meaning stream as in water. My ancestors had names that made some of the Biblical names look common. So what's in a name??? He should be pretty handy with his fists when he grows up.

EngineerJoyce    Posted 10-08-2004 at 08:29:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
A few years ago we were looking throug my dad's senior year book, 1958. There was a classmate of his by the name of Huberta Augustina. We thought that to be an awful name and made fun of it. One siste quipped that when she had kids she would name her first daughter just that. Bad comment! One of the BIL's wrote it down and put it in his wallet. Ten years later when she had her first daughter, he whipped out the note he had written, reminding her of her promise! She didn't go through with it, opting instead for Emily Marie.
It is amazing how the choice of names changes over short generations. Just look at the names listed in the bible. Some are used today, like Abraham (though not much) and Sarah (my daughter), but most are just deemed historical and hard to pronounce.
very interesting thinking. thanks.

donna wv    Posted 10-08-2004 at 14:07:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mother in laws name is Umberlina and her sis is Ambertina.

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