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Names of your older relatives?

  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    We know that “old-fashioned” names are very popular now. What are the names of your older relatives? Curious to see which have made a comeback and which have not.

    Some from my family:
    Emma (x2)
    Emilie (pronounced like Emilia)
    Adeline
    Ruth
    Betty
    Carolyn
    Clara
    Kathryn
    Elizabeth
    Elise
    Etta
    Elvira
    Helen
    Lydia
    Lois
    Phyllis
    Irene

    Certainly a lot of those are popular again, with just a few exceptions! :)

    And for men:
    Ferdinand
    Adolf
    Reinhold
    Ottomar
    Victor
    Kurt
    Edwin
    Fred
    Ernst

    (Bet you can guess my heritage. ;) )
    Not so many popular names in that group!

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  • childofthewaves
    childofthewaves
    Participant

    Male:
    Trevor
    James “Jim”
    Neville
    Daniel
    David
    Keith
    Garth
    Winston
    Vivian
    Wally
    Geoffrey
    Chester
    Paul
    Rovert “Bob”
    Jack
    John

    Female:
    Patricia
    Violet
    Dawn
    Verecia (sp?)
    Rosemary (went by her middle name Mearl (sp?))
    Melody
    Doris
    Jackie
    Bobbi (sp?)
    Barbara
    Yvonne

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    Erm, grandparents:

    Arlene
    Ruth
    L. B.
    John (who went by Jack… which just makes me love Jack more!)
    Wayne (step-grandpa)

    great aunts and uncles:
    Mildred “Millie”
    Virginia “Ginny”
    Merle (uncle, not aunt)
    Clifford “Cliff”
    Kenneth “Kenny”
    Patricia “Pat”
    Wanda (ironically, Patricia and Wanda both have the same middle–which also happens to be my middle, and they’re sisters)
    Muriel Cathleen “Cathie” (I so love the idea of Mirielle in honor of her! She’s my grandma’s best friend and such a sweet little lady. I rarely see her anymore, but I love her to bits)
    Jeremiah “Jerry” (twin brother to John)

    Great-grandparents (not even sure I really know these!):
    Earl Parker
    Katherine Amelia “Katie”
    Arthur Sanford
    Christie Mae (I think?)

    Nothing gets super interesting (or cool vintage, not icky vintage!) until you get to my great grandparents. I have found a bunch of gems in my family tree, though, that I really love:

    Noah
    Avery (on a boy!!!)
    Emmeline
    Eliza
    Oscar
    Drury (doubt I’d use it, but I think it’s interesting!)
    Cora

    There’s also loads of classic and awesome German names in there, like Catharina, Magdalena, Samuel, Henry, Anna, etc. I remember coming across Anna Clara Elizabeth somewhere, and thinking it was the most beautiful name in the world. Wouldn’t Anna Clara be such a darling double barrel?

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 4 weeks ago by ashthedreamer ashthedreamer.
    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I really like Emmeline, Eliza, Cora and Magdalena! And I agree, Anna Clara is darling. :) I know an Anna Claire here and I love that too.

    jenni_lynn91
    jenni_lynn91
    Participant

    Grandparents: Margaret, Glen, Marion, Joseph
    Great aunts: Janet, Rachel, Helen, Victoria, Theresa, Elizabeth “Betty”, Ida
    Great uncles: Carl, George, Michael “Mike”, Robert, Otto, Walter, Anton, Gus
    Aunts: Barbara, Rosemary, Margaret “Maggie”, Heidi
    Uncles: John, Samuel, William “Bill”, Nathaniel “Nat”

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    Men:
    Charles “Chuck”
    David (x2)
    Dirk
    Stephen “Steve”
    Richard “Dick”
    Ralph
    Earl
    Jeffrey
    Anthony “Tony”
    Kenneth “Ken”
    Rudolph “Rudy”
    William

    Women:
    Cheryl
    Anne
    Pamela “Pam”
    Motoni (Japanese, my aunt who married into the family)
    Susan “Sue”
    Beverly “Bev”
    Sheila
    Lorraine
    Sylvia
    Maria
    Clara
    Madeline
    Margaret
    Louise
    Marie

    I have a ton more great-aunts and -uncles, too, but most of them I never met and I’m blanking on names right now….


    kimiha
    Participant

    oh this is fun i have in my grandparents generation

    margaret
    phoebe
    doris june
    ellen jane
    ann
    frances emma

    donald xavier
    bruce
    allen
    robert james
    joseph
    dennis
    edward gerard

    lilybell
    lilybell
    Participant

    Grandparents from both sides
    David, James, Elizabeth and Evelyn

    My dad’s parent’s were each one of 12 so I only know a few
    Mickey (female)
    Pat (female)
    Mike
    Rosemary
    My Mom’s only had a few but I can’t remember all.
    Blanche
    Clark

    Great Grandparents
    Ellen
    Ernie

    Great Aunt
    Dolly (is the only one I know)

    That’s all I can think of right now.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    Let’s see:

    Dallie
    Marie
    Velma
    Neva
    Verna
    Clarice
    Georgia
    Phoebe
    Beulah
    Sarah
    Leota

    Mervin
    Carl (x 2)
    Johnny
    Cletus
    Conway
    Marlin


    bjsbowman
    Participant

    Hmmmm… I have a HUGE family
    Creola “Ola”
    Loney “Loney Bolognay”
    Desi (female)
    Earl
    Finley (male)
    Margaret Ellen “Elle”
    Virgil
    Martin
    Estel (male)
    Robert
    Cora Virgie
    Fred
    Holbert
    Luther
    Marvin
    Mary
    Ethel
    James
    Doc
    Harlow
    Buford

    That’s all I can think of right now, but I know there’s more :)

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    These are fun to read; thanks! :)

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    My maternal grandma was one of 16 in Ireland and I know I have them all written down somewhere but the ones I can remember :
    Josephine (Josie is one of my favorites after my gma)
    Margaret
    Delia (always thought this was an interesting one)
    Mary
    Mae
    Chrissy
    Patricia
    Anthony
    Lawrence
    John
    James
    Tommy
    Andrew
    Francis
    My dad’s side:
    Dorothy
    Ann
    John
    Henry
    Gary
    William

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    Forgot one of my gmas sisters Julia

    Caroline
    Caroline
    Participant

    Caroline
    Lila
    Ann
    Stella
    Marie
    Wiona
    Virginia
    Gloria
    Anita
    Rita
    Nancy
    Eloise
    Genevieve
    Lana

    Alvin
    James
    Gilbert
    Robert
    Eric
    John
    Val
    Lonnie
    Neil

    ducklings
    ducklings
    Participant

    -Gail
    -Joanie
    -Marianne (Kitty))
    -Clara
    -Vern
    -Melvin
    -Verla
    -Edward
    -Frederick
    -Millie
    -Lucille
    -Dale

    -Johann
    -Soren
    -Wilhelmina
    -Kirk
    -Peter
    -Elizabeth
    -Agnes
    -Marie
    -Inge
    -Anne
    -Leif

    18jmi
    18jmi
    Participant

    My dad is Lebanese so there may be some that you won’t recognize, especially for the males. When they emigrated to Canada they anglicized the female names but kept the male ones the same. I can’t remember most of them, but the ones I do know:

    Female:
    Annie
    Helen
    Cecile (or Cecilia)
    Isabelle
    Teresa
    Sadie (anglicized to Susan)
    Jamal (anglicized to Judy)

    Male:
    Joseph
    John
    Fred
    Dib
    Serge
    Bakhus
    Sarkis
    Peter
    Paul
    Anthony
    James (Jimmy)

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I really love Clara, Lila and Genevieve. I wish I could get DH on board with the first two!

    jessicapav
    jessicapav
    Participant

    Mary Edith
    Patricia Lou
    Hazel
    Viola Emma
    Sarah Jane (Janie)
    Helen
    Marie
    Marge (Margaret?)
    Lena
    Lucie
    Rebecca Avaline (I’d never heard of Avaline before!)
    Minnie

    Cleo Allen
    Robert James
    Delmar Loren
    Charles
    Paul Francis
    Docius
    Henry
    James
    Terrell Boone
    Jesse Alvin (whom I am named after)

    I am very surprised to have not seen more Marys on the list!


    OrtizMa
    Participant

    Men:

    Roger, Gerard, Marlowe, David, Loren, Allen, Greg, Walter, George, Alfred, Frank, Pierre, Hosea, John, Elmer, Charles

    Women:

    Jean, Lois, Lorinda, Ruth, Helen, Laura, Melosina, Marguerite, Catherine, Amalie, Marion, Hazel, Roberta, Audrey, Maxine, Susan


    JViti
    Participant

    This list is from my husband and I

    Great Grandparents
    Robert (1922)
    Louise (1925)
    Rita (1923)
    John (1926)
    Mary (1928)
    Emily (1924)

    Grandparents
    James (1936)
    Ethel (1939)
    Katherine (1949)
    John (1945)
    Wayne (1944)
    Veronica (1942)
    Joseph (1940)
    Margaret (1943)
    Ronald (1948)
    Bonnie (1949)
    Kathleen (1945)
    Charles (1942)

    Parents/Step Parents
    John (1969)
    Kathleen (1966)
    Dawn (1969)
    Christopher x2 (1963 & 1968)
    Lisa (1967)
    Scott (1966)

    Aunts/Uncles (1950-1980)
    Steven (1960)
    Laurie (1963)
    Kevin (1964)
    Cheryl x2 (1970 & 1973)
    Alan (1950)
    Joseph (1980)
    Tracey (1981)
    Christopher (1979)
    Jamie (1984)
    Robin x2 (1955 & 1960)
    Thomas (1954)
    Ronald (1965)
    John (1957)
    Ivonne (1964)
    Charles (1963)
    Theresa (1973)
    Daniel (1967)
    Dennis (1973)
    Michael x2 (1970 & 1973)
    Janet (1974)
    Catherine (1972)
    Angela (1981)
    Kenneth (1970)
    Donald (1972)
    Barbara (1965)

    Cousins
    Steven (1983)
    Andrew (1985 & 2006)
    James (1989)
    Michelle (1990)
    Destiny (2001)
    Jordan (2004)
    Charles (2004)
    Maximus (2001)
    Wyatt (2008)
    Brittany x2 (1992 & 1994)
    Jessica (1996)
    Ryan (2000)
    Taylor (2007)
    Chester (1989)
    Jennifer (1991)
    Deanna (1992)
    John x2 (2001 & 2013)
    Emily/Emilee (1997 & 2004)
    Brady (2005)
    Brendan (2007)
    Sophia (2013)
    Evelyn (2014)
    Krystina (1991)
    Stephanie (1997)
    Kelsey (1990)

    My family
    Me-Jennifer (1987)
    Hubbie-Keith (1985)
    Son- Anthony (2006)

    promise
    promise
    Participant

    Female:
    Gwendolyn Ruth (grandma)
    Gwendolyn Kay (Aunt)
    Kathryn
    Mia
    Sheila
    Sonia
    Linda
    Phyllis
    Wendy
    Deborah
    DeAnna
    Dawn
    Sharon
    Marcia
    Cynthia
    Velma Eunice
    Leslie Cecil (nn Mimi)

    Males:
    Franklin Asbury
    Michael
    Mills
    Jesse
    James
    Forrest
    Stanley
    Douglas
    Kelly
    Kevin
    Rupert Lysle

    There are LOTS more that I can’t think of right now.

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