Loving the thread about grandmothers names...so let's do grandfathers names

(268 Posts)
femmeaufoyer Tue 14-Aug-12 17:17:01

The thread on grandmothers names has given me loads of inspiration for DC2, so I'm now looking for the same for male names.

Mine were William and Ronald
DH were William and Harry

HandMadeTail Tue 14-Aug-12 17:46:53

Herbert and Thello (pronounced Tello).

Thello was from NZ, and I've never heard of anyone else with his name.

amck5700 Tue 14-Aug-12 17:47:34

I've just gone back about 3 generations on both sides and ther is not much variety!!

We have Robert, William, Peter, John, James, Alexander and Joseph - each name loads of times.

MrsRobertDuvallHasRosacea Tue 14-Aug-12 17:47:47

James and Edward ( always called Ned)

LynetteScavo Tue 14-Aug-12 17:47:54

Not wanting to out myself, I'll give you mine, DH's and some great uncles, in no particular order.

James, Edward, Ronald, Francis, Earnest, Charles, Albert, Eric.

Repeat in a different order for middle names.

Hulababy Tue 14-Aug-12 17:49:02

Harry (full name Harold)
Great grandad - Reg (RN - Reginald Joseph)

DH's grandad - Jack (real name John James)

turkeyboots Tue 14-Aug-12 17:51:21

Snap with Raah Peter and Francis (Frank) here too.

MrsJohnDeere Tue 14-Aug-12 17:52:04

Stanley and Patrick

Spencer and 'unknown'

Dhs - Bob/Robert and Sam/Samuel

TheFowlAndThePussycat Tue 14-Aug-12 17:52:47

Aw, I thought I'd be the first Horace, but no! Other one was Harry. Dh's were Wilson and Bedrich (he was Czech).

Herbert & Leslie sad
DHs were Bo & Bengt which are even worse!!!

Astr0naut Tue 14-Aug-12 17:53:22

Robert (Bobby) and...not sure I've ever been told the other one. Aunties and Uncles just refer to him as 'dad'. Mind you, he dies 60 years ago, so doesn't come up much.

William and George (dh's gfathers)

Wasn't much variety in the old days, was there?

Though Herbert (Bert) was known as Vic.

CPtart Tue 14-Aug-12 17:55:57

Michael
and Athol ( a family name of 4 generations and much to DG disgust, we did not carry it on!!!)

Pantah630 Tue 14-Aug-12 17:58:13

Andreas and James

RillaBlythe Tue 14-Aug-12 17:58:41

Arthur and Harry.

DP's were Thomas, Thomas & Harry (grandmother remarried post war)

Mine - George (known as Arthur) and Owen (known as Stan) hmm
DH's - Finbar, Tudor and Len

barney (short for something long in Spanish) and henry

NotEmpressOf7AnythingsNo Tue 14-Aug-12 18:04:41

Norman Samuel and Patrick Gerard.

MrsChemist Tue 14-Aug-12 18:06:26

Joseph and Edward

If you asked my DC the same question, their answer would be the same.

trudat Tue 14-Aug-12 18:08:42

John and er, John hmm

Lexilicious Tue 14-Aug-12 18:12:01

Geoffrey and Richard.

defineme Tue 14-Aug-12 18:13:11

Norman and Jack for me.
Ethan and Michael for dh.
My Grandmothers were Nancy and Enid-there are 2 girls at dc's school with same name and lots of Jacks,Ethans and a Michael, but no Norman. and no Brenda...

Verdun and Eric. Mine.

John. Dhs

Richard and Philip

ArthurandGeorge Tue 14-Aug-12 18:16:53

Alfred and Edward

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