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Old 07-21-2014, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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My grandmothers' names were Delores and Grace. My mother's name was Gloria and her brothers name was Raymund. My dad's name was Tony. His brothers were Leo, Larry, Robert, and Patrick and his sister was Mary. My grandfathers' names were James and Karl.

One year ago today, the world I lived in was changed forever. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Those painful feeling are just as strong today as they were that day. My son summed up his feeling by saying there is a void in his life that only a brother can fill.

 
Old 07-22-2014, 05:55 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Hugs, BJW, I know that feeling..........{{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}
 
Old 07-22-2014, 02:32 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Old-fashioned names in the family ...

Sidney, Franklin, Willard, Oliver, Olivia, Emma, Lila, and Theda (pronounced Theeeda, not like Thayda Bara)

 
Old 07-22-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Old-fashioned names in the family ...

Sidney, Franklin, Willard, Oliver, Olivia, Emma, Lila, and Theda (pronounced Theeeda, not like Thayda Bara)

Are we related? lol. I didn't have a Theda though. Lila's sister was Hattie. Oh, these names!
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Old-fashioned names in the family ...

Sidney, Franklin, Willard, Oliver, Olivia, Emma, Lila, and Theda (pronounced Theeeda, not like Thayda Bara)

Doing genealogy all these years I've come across some very 'different' names. Interesting, for sure.

My great grandmother's were Rachel Estelle and Sena Mahalia. I don't know where my grandparents got their kids names but they were Wilma Blanche, Helen Arzelle, Doreen Emmaline and Richard Wiley. My grandparents were Squire and Rose...no middle names. Well, the Emmaline is for one of my grandmother's sisters and the Wiley in my dad's name is from his grandfather. The rest, I don't know where they came from.

My Riley family is chock full of nicknames and it's a good thing because so many of them were named the same names we wouldn't know who's who without the nicknames. Some of them were Gentleman John, Cotton Head Jim , Sam 'Meatskin', Basket Maker, Lawyer Gran(ville) and a whole lot of others.
 
Old 07-22-2014, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Doing genealogy all these years I've come across some very 'different' names. Interesting, for sure.

My great grandmother's were Rachel Estelle and Sena Mahalia. I don't know where my grandparents got their kids names but they were Wilma Blanche, Helen Arzelle, Doreen Emmaline and Richard Wiley. My grandparents were Squire and Rose...no middle names. Well, the Emmaline is for one of my grandmother's sisters and the Wiley in my dad's name is from his grandfather. The rest, I don't know where they came from.

My Riley family is chock full of nicknames and it's a good thing because so many of them were named the same names we wouldn't know who's who without the nicknames. Some of them were Gentleman John, Cotton Head Jim , Sam 'Meatskin', Basket Maker, Lawyer Gran(ville) and a whole lot of others.
I have an Eleazar, a "Francis Marion" and an "Andrew Jackson" (first and middle names). I won't dare give my father's name, let's just say it screams Southern Born. On the maternal side, well, my mother's middle name was the surname of a Congressman who led the push to award benefits for veterans of World War I. (I had to look that one up.) OTOH, I was named after my mother, but instead of receiving her old fashioned birth name, I was given her nickname. Obviously it is not Lenora.
 
Old 07-22-2014, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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My realtor in NC is Christopher Columbus XXXXXXXXX. True story.
 
Old 07-23-2014, 07:24 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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One of my ancestors had three names. Washington Henry Clay. He was a teacher (they called him "professor"). His predecessor had fought in the Revolutionary War and I guess his parents were big on naming folks after "patriots."
 
Old 07-23-2014, 07:25 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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My realtor in NC is Christopher Columbus XXXXXXXXX. True story.
Love it! And selling real estate, lol. People never forget his name!!!

I find it interesting when folks end up doing a job that is similar to their last names, such as a person named "Cook" who is a chef.
 
Old 07-23-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Love it! And selling real estate, lol. People never forget his name!!!

I find it interesting when folks end up doing a job that is similar to their last names, such as a person named "Cook" who is a chef.
My favorite was a local surgeon whose name was Dr. Slaughter.
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