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Old 11-28-2009, 01:55 PM
 
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I don't have genealogy information for more than the past three or four generations. But in what I have, the names Eunice and Mildred appear a lot.

I'm glad my parents decided they didn't want to give me a family name.

My grandmother's best friend's name was Evangeline, a name I absolutely love.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:42 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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That's some amazing variety!

We also have:

Female
Dorcas
Philomina
Keziah
and a 3g grandmother with a sister named Delight

Male
Cornelius
Micah - has made a comeback recently
Madison - before Daryl Hanna made it a girl's name in the movie Splash!

Other virtue names I've noticed while researching were Obedience, Patience, Faith, and Harmony. Makes you wonder what names some of them actually answered to. For instance, our Hopeful went by Hoppy. I've always liked that.

Also noticed Roswell used to be a reasonably popular man's name. Guess the New Mexico mystery put the kibosh on that.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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That's some amazing variety!

We also have:

Female
Keziah
I forgot about that one--there were so many in my tree, I think I just got used to seeing it (and eventually it didn't seem so odd).
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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That's some amazing variety!

We also have:

Female
Dorcas
Philomina
Keziah
and a 3g grandmother with a sister named Delight

Male
Cornelius
Micah - has made a comeback recently
Madison - before Daryl Hanna made it a girl's name in the movie Splash!

Other virtue names I've noticed while researching were Obedience, Patience, Faith, and Harmony. Makes you wonder what names some of them actually answered to. For instance, our Hopeful went by Hoppy. I've always liked that.

Also noticed Roswell used to be a reasonably popular man's name. Guess the New Mexico mystery put the kibosh on that.
Harriets in my family were referred to as Heddie and Hattie.....Wealthy was actually Ewealtha (sp?)
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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MIL - Missouri
SIL - Geneva

Neither have been to either of those places.

Grandmother - Nellie
FIL = Buster
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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Mine are: Rheuhamy (woman)
Male: Brison and Younger (this person was obviously a Jr. or son)
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I found one man (distant relative) who's first and last names were Cooke Swezie. What a name to have!

I have a Louisiana, a few Missouri's. A Roderick. A Cozy (male). Temperance.
Some men: Portlock. Rhoten. Marmaduke. Lodwick. Lafayette. Kebble. Kebbie. Ignatius. Hubbard. Hershal. Gustavus. Goldsmith. Glover. Gideon. Finis. Turley. Fielding. Ferebee. Dovie. Darl. Darrow. Mayo. Jip. Jehu. Lamb (male). Napoleon (not Bonaparte). Marquis. Gideon. Deo. Dalpha. Crampton. Cisero. Claborn. Chauney. Cannon. Bynam. Burtis. Birdstock. Brinsley. Burgess. Bede. Benajah. Asberry. Arvil. Arid. Ardith. Anual. Amon. Alphin. Alsey.

Some ladies: Viney. Temperance. Orpha. Massa. Marcella. Mahala. Lucretia. Luverna. Leota. Kesiah. Keziah. July. Jimanna. Jedidah. Honora. Fronia. Emmerillis. Clemenza (to me that sounds like something you get vaccinated for). Creola. Donia. Dulcena. Eida. Elves. Caldoney. Biddie. Barthena. Ardella. Anchoret. Acksah (or Axey). Adâelačide. Alvarissa.

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Old 11-29-2009, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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FEMALE:

Dulina, Lucretia,


MALE:

Lemuel, Benajah, Honer, Micaiah,
I have a Lucretia and a Dulcena.

I have Lemuel, Benejah, Micajah, and a Homer.
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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My 2 loves- family history and weird names!

I won't include weird spellings of otherwise well-used names, but I do have:

(m) Zelotus, Avon, Ellsbury, and Goombs (which I believe is some over-Anglified version of Gomez)

(f) Lovina (Lah-VYE-nah, not lo-VEE-nah..), Sophronia (not so odd then), Elzina, Valeria, Asenath, And Azubah (called Ruby).
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:46 AM
 
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My husband's grandmother's name was Ethel Ozella. She was born in 1901. I remember when my mother-in-law wanted her to hurry up doing something or going somewhere she would call her Ozzie (long O).
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