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Old 10-01-2013, 07:11 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I found several "Freeloves" - women, and I'm not quite sure how to take that.
Is it a "virtue name"? Or...not.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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I had a great uncle whose first name was Governor and middle name was Boss. He went by GB. He was the last of 12 children and they must have run out of names. The siblings all had more common names.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:23 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I found several "Freeloves" - women, and I'm not quite sure how to take that.
Is it a "virtue name"? Or...not.
Yes, definitely a (often Puritan) virtue name. They also named some daughters Desire, not meaning what modern readers might think.

Here's a good article about it: Cleveland Evans: Puritans gave us Mercy, Patience, Desire - Omaha.com
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Ouachita Mtns of Arkansas
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Came across a family the other day with just three sons: Tom, Dick & Harry.
Dang! I had three sons too. I wish I had thought of that.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Dang! I had three sons too. I wish I had thought of that.
Well, to be fair ... how would you ever count on the fact you'd have three sons? Maybe, if you had triplets!
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:59 PM
 
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I found a woman named Zerviah in my tree, and thought it was add & rare, even for a Biblical name. Then I looked deeper into the geographic area at the time (Norwich CT, 1700s) and found LOTS of Zerviahs in lots of different families. It seemed like a trend that everyone jumped onto, like an 18th century "Madison," "Amber" or "Katelyn."
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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I went to a college football game and every time #21 carried the ball the announcer would say--------------" Sir Gregory Thornton"

I wondered if he was from England.
I then looked his number up on the program and his first name was "Sirgregory "
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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March
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:35 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Puritan names. Azariah, Joshua, Hezbediah, Ebenezer, Abijah, Abel, Phineas. Mercy, Experience, Charity, Ruhama.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:18 PM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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Grethel. She went by Grace.
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