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

CherryBlossom27 Tue 14-Aug-12 17:21:13

Cyril & Michael

Eggward Tue 14-Aug-12 17:22:46

Albert and John here. Pretty current!

Both grandfathers were called Joseph.

(Both grandmothers were called Elizabeth).

takingthestairs Tue 14-Aug-12 17:27:28

Both of my grandfathers were called Patrick.

JuliaScurr Tue 14-Aug-12 17:30:46

Benjamin, Charles, Laurence
(open adoption)

Both called Alfred
DH's Fred and Kenneth

DefiniteMaybe Tue 14-Aug-12 17:31:46

Brian and Charles

Mama1980 Tue 14-Aug-12 17:31:46

William and archibald
Dp Fred and George.

NoillyPrat Tue 14-Aug-12 17:32:18

Clive and Paul.

DH's Jack and I can't remember the other one blush crikey!

Indith Tue 14-Aug-12 17:34:55

Tom and Gilbert

bruffin Tue 14-Aug-12 17:36:23

Russell and Georgios

tiredteddy Tue 14-Aug-12 17:39:55

Mine were Graham and Edgar.
DH had Edward and John.

Raahh Tue 14-Aug-12 17:40:14

Peter and Francis (Frank)

(Ds's middle name is Peter)

nooka Tue 14-Aug-12 17:40:26

Anthony and Basil. One of dh's was called Baron smile

SoupDragon Tue 14-Aug-12 17:41:27

Ernest & William

Myles (which I love) and Derek (hmmmm on that one!) DP's maternal grandfather was called Horace which I think I'll also veto for any future boys!

adaloveslace Tue 14-Aug-12 17:42:36

Grandfathers - Michael (Mick) and Eugene.

DHs - Hugh and James (both names I love.)

StellaAndFries Tue 14-Aug-12 17:42:41

Kenneth Frank
Anthony James

nagynolonger Tue 14-Aug-12 17:43:21

Me Albert and John
DH Albert and Harry

LadyofWinterfell Tue 14-Aug-12 17:43:55

Mine were both Frank.
DH's were Leslie and John (i think!)

My son is Frederick, named after my grandad, and son due next month will be Albert after my husband's grandfather.

honoraglossop Tue 14-Aug-12 17:44:41

John and Vic ( Victor).

IsSpringSprangedYet Tue 14-Aug-12 17:45:07

With middle names where I can remember, mine are Charles (Charlie) Albert and Edward (Eddie) and DH's are Henry Montague and Arthur.

blackteaplease Tue 14-Aug-12 17:46:52

Robert (nn Bob) and Alexander (nn Sandy)

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

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

Muffincrumpet Tue 14-Aug-12 18:26:56

Ivor and Thomas

CharminglyOdd Tue 14-Aug-12 18:27:31

Percy and Marshall ... don't think either of those are going to be reused grin

Natnat29 Tue 14-Aug-12 18:29:46

Bernard and paul

EugenesAxe Tue 14-Aug-12 18:31:29

Arthur and Leslie (or Lesley?). My GM remarried Robert and had a BF after Bob died called Henry.

Ambrosius Tue 14-Aug-12 18:34:29

Jack and James (Jim)

RobinSparkles Tue 14-Aug-12 18:34:34

William and Francis were mine.

I love both names for a boy, particularly my maternal grandfather's name, Francis James.

Shoshe Tue 14-Aug-12 18:36:15

Mums Dad was Robert Davis
Brother was Robert Denholm
Dads Dad was Issac James
Dad is Robert James, brothers, John, Terrence, Peter, Michael, Samuel

kilmuir Tue 14-Aug-12 18:37:15

Jack and Robert

bananaramma Tue 14-Aug-12 18:49:12

Quentin James
William Robert

ELHasShutUp Tue 14-Aug-12 18:49:23

Both of mine were Edwin.

insancerre Tue 14-Aug-12 18:54:56

Samuel (DS' name)

teacherwith2kids Tue 14-Aug-12 18:58:49

Vincent and Reginald!

BobbiFleckman Tue 14-Aug-12 18:59:26

my grandparents names are exactly the sort that get their very own threads on MN these days along the lines of WTF, do people call their children that?! :-)

G'father was Wolf and g'ma was Pearl

other side - Mary and Sidney

thegreylady Tue 14-Aug-12 19:00:26

James and Elias [grandads]
Robert and William
'Cammie'-must be nn but not sure...

MaryHansack Tue 14-Aug-12 19:00:51

George and John aka Stanley

Beanbagz Tue 14-Aug-12 19:01:15

Mine - Jesse & Mohammed
DH's - Fred (other GD name not known)

tallslutnopanties Tue 14-Aug-12 19:02:24

Bernard and Kazimierz

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Tue 14-Aug-12 19:06:19

Between me and DH, two George's, a Charles and a Henry. Could be a current nursery class really couldn't it?

Frederick, William and Gilbert

Male siblings Trevor, Bernard, Cyril.

Great Grandfathers Frederick, Sidney, Thomas, and Thomas.

Reginald and Ely

Isaac Alek, Judah Izrael, Charles Harry and Valentine (known as Johnny V)

Fucking iPad *Eli

Peter & Cornelius

Frederick, Alan and Clifford plus on DHs side George and Michael (which are also DHs and BILs names - traditional family when it comes to naming children until I came along and ruined it grin)

weaselm4 Tue 14-Aug-12 19:12:29

Stanley Cecil
Franz Josef

Bless 'em, they were lovely.

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Tue 14-Aug-12 19:15:08

Charles and Denis.

CaptainHetty Tue 14-Aug-12 19:15:29

William and John.

Great-grandfather was Ivor.

John and Joseph
Great-grandfather was Andrew
DS2 is Andrew

RustyBear Tue 14-Aug-12 19:17:43

My grandfathers were Donald Bertram Scott and Arthur George, but as my Dad is 102, he's probably closer to the 'grandparents generation' for most people on this thread. He is Donald Frederick Stuart, though he's always been known as Stuart.

LoonyRationalist Tue 14-Aug-12 19:21:04

me - Jeffrey and Michael
dh Mikhail and Angel

FanjoPingpong Tue 14-Aug-12 19:21:59

Sidney and James

TheWalkingDead Tue 14-Aug-12 19:23:31

Mine are Michael (Mick) and Robert (Bob). I asked DH and he is making this face: confused as he can't remember his maternal gf's name, but does know his other grandad was called Stanley (Stan).

nemno Tue 14-Aug-12 19:23:31

Arthur Frederick and Peter Joseph

MissFenella Tue 14-Aug-12 19:25:26

Henry Ralph and Harry

sleepdodger Tue 14-Aug-12 19:29:26

Wilfred, Donald, George, Thomas and Jon
-mix of dads and Granads- have used 2 of them, 1 without even realising it was it was his real name as he's always been referred to as something else! grin

George and john.

BikeMedalsRunningMedals Tue 14-Aug-12 19:33:38

Me: Rex and Arthur
DH: Frederick and Samuel

Boggler Tue 14-Aug-12 19:34:04

Mine: Robert & Frederick (Ted)
Dh's: Albert and ?

muminthecity Tue 14-Aug-12 19:43:22

Sean and William. Great grandads were Jack and Thomas. I love all of their names.

BlingBubbles Tue 14-Aug-12 19:45:57

William and Dennis

mrssmooth Tue 14-Aug-12 19:49:44

William (known as Bill, but mostly as 'Weem), and Harry. DHs were Sydney and Edward.

pinkgirlythoughts Tue 14-Aug-12 19:50:07

Mine: Charles Frederick and Robert Sidney (known as Fred)
DP's: Frederick and Jeffrey

Raahh Tue 14-Aug-12 19:51:05

I love Weem !

DawnOfTheDee Tue 14-Aug-12 19:51:56

Thomas and Thomas grin Known as Tom and Tom...

DawnOfTheDee Tue 14-Aug-12 19:52:19

They actually invented car navigation systems....

fivegomadindorset Tue 14-Aug-12 19:53:43

Joseph and Alec

George and Walter (Wally)

McPhee Tue 14-Aug-12 19:56:19

Herbert and Fred

ekupeg Tue 14-Aug-12 19:58:16



JimbosJetSet Tue 14-Aug-12 19:58:42

Claude and Albert

ajandjjmum Tue 14-Aug-12 19:59:02

William and Samuel

Feels really nice to acknowledge them like this - Samuel died when my DM was 4 and William when I was 5, so thank you for the thread OP. smile

snickers251 Tue 14-Aug-12 20:06:16

Donald and Desmond

Frikadellen Tue 14-Aug-12 20:10:45

Will be more obvious I grew up in Denmark here
Paternal grandfather Holger
Maternal Grandfather Evald
Step grandfather Soren

Paternal grandfather Harrold
Maternal Grandfather William

Wilfred Charles and Joseph John.

1944girl Tue 14-Aug-12 20:26:16

Robert and Francis(but for some reason known as Harry)

DH's were William and Patrick(Irishman)

My great grandfather's were called Robert, Richardson(but known as Tish), and Joseph.Other one unknown.

CarriMarie Tue 14-Aug-12 20:31:32

Arthur Stanley Cole (known as Art) and Thomas (known as Tom).

Great grandads were James Cole, Charles Edward, and Thomas

DoIgetastickerforthat Tue 14-Aug-12 20:32:00

Mum's dad was James but was known by his middle name, Gordon. Dad's dad was officially Thomas but went by Walter (not his middle name though).

iheartmycat Tue 14-Aug-12 20:34:55

Dominick and Joseph

G-Grandads were Francis, Terence, Joseph and Ernest.

JoInScotland Tue 14-Aug-12 20:36:14

Frederick and Walter

thetigerwhocametoteax Tue 14-Aug-12 20:36:32

mine - philip and leonard
dh - william and sidney

ds1 middle name is william smile

longjane Tue 14-Aug-12 20:52:45

David Thomas John Frederick and Stephen
in any order

HotDAMNlifeisgood Tue 14-Aug-12 20:59:58

Jacques and Leo

nenehooo Tue 14-Aug-12 21:00:11

My Grandad was Harry!!! Have a current thread about this as I want to name bump after him if it's a he and having argumens with DH over the popularity grin
He was Henry George officially, and my other one I didn't know but was called Tom.
Only know one of DH's - Walter Earnest - known as Wally! Bless!

FoofyShmooffer Tue 14-Aug-12 21:00:32

Grandfathers - Peter and Fred.

Gt Grandfathers - William and John
Samuel and ?

peggyblackett Tue 14-Aug-12 21:01:11

William and Edward

evilgiraffe Tue 14-Aug-12 21:03:46

Mine are John and Kenneth.
DH's Leslie and Donald.

John is alright, at least!

Grandmothers are much more current, between us we have two Margarets, Patricia and Mary.

littletomato Tue 14-Aug-12 21:07:11

John and John. Yawn.

vvviola Tue 14-Aug-12 21:08:00

Raymond and Thomas.

If DD2 had turned out to be a boy I was fighting for Raymond as a middle name. One of my biggest regrets is that Grandad died before I met DH. They would have got on famously - although I'm not sure the rest of us could have handled two of them with the same sense of humour!

insanityscratching Tue 14-Aug-12 21:08:53

William but always called Bill and Frank

scaredymcnamechange Tue 14-Aug-12 21:09:52

Charles and David.

mumofjust1 Tue 14-Aug-12 21:10:01

Maternal gf - Wojtec
Paternal gf - Henry, known as Harry

workshy Tue 14-Aug-12 21:12:25

mine were George and Lancelot -I kid you not!
everyone knew Lancelot as Fred, I only found out his real name at his funeral!

OH's were Jack and Gordon!

HecateHarshPants Tue 14-Aug-12 21:12:35

Arthur and Elijah (known as Bob)

puds11 Tue 14-Aug-12 21:14:32

Ernest and Joe

Buglove Tue 14-Aug-12 21:15:10

Kenneth and Gerald grin

Mine: Martyn & Andre.
DH's: Hubert & Bertram.

mumofjust1, love Wojtec! DH dismissed it for DS, not a fan of any of ours but go back another generation and I love them all!

Lyftiduft Tue 14-Aug-12 21:23:08

Mine (GF and GGF)- Allan, John, Albert, Joseph, William, and Richard

DHs I can remember- John, Henry, Leslie and Arthur

greenandcabbagelooking Tue 14-Aug-12 21:23:13

Both called Robert. It's a family name which I will not be using

WeAllHaveWings Tue 14-Aug-12 21:44:46

mine - James (Jimmy) and Neil
dh's - Horace and Arthur

Badgerina Tue 14-Aug-12 21:50:37

Neville (hahahahahahaha!) and Adrianus (Dutch).

Belmo Tue 14-Aug-12 22:02:58

Robert and John

RuckAndRoll Tue 14-Aug-12 22:04:31

Mine are Eric and Alexander (known as Sandy)

DHs - Nigel and Lesley

mumtoacub Tue 14-Aug-12 22:06:08

John and patrick dh both robert

milkymocha Tue 14-Aug-12 22:06:17

Mine are George and John.
DPs are Arthur and Charles

My DCs are Frank and George !!

trumpton Tue 14-Aug-12 22:08:45

Ferdinand and ......... John

trumpton Tue 14-Aug-12 22:09:47

DH Albert and James . We have used James .

phlebas Tue 14-Aug-12 22:47:07

mine - William (known as Gareth) & John (Jack)

dh's - James & Frederick

mummabug Tue 14-Aug-12 22:48:37


MarjorieAntrobus Tue 14-Aug-12 22:55:22

Albert and Benjamin

They would both be about 115 years old now though. sad

roguepixie Tue 14-Aug-12 22:59:14

Henry and Albert

NewlyMintedPeasant Tue 14-Aug-12 22:59:48

Norman and Reginald. When do you think they'll come back??

Mograt Tue 14-Aug-12 23:06:30

Mine Angus Hugh and John (Jack)
DH's Henry and Leo (wanted Leo for DS but apparently he wasn't a v nice man so it was vetoed

MagdalenaAlec Wed 15-Aug-12 00:04:59

Louis and Casimir (DB is v grateful to him for his first name.. grin ) . DH's: Nicholas/Nicolay and Cecil.

HairyToedHopSkipAndJumpIt Wed 15-Aug-12 01:14:59

Grandfathers were Cecil and Ebert. Friedrich Ebert was the name of the 1st German President when my grandfather was born just after the First World War in England to English parents. WTF were they thinking?! confused

Great Grandfathers:
Fred (not short for anything)
Alfred (Alfie)

A leetle less scary...

Grandad Albert
Grandad Paul

Great grandad Robert

NoComet Wed 15-Aug-12 01:39:54

Tomas Edgar, Steven, Alan, william and Cecil are the males of my grandfathers generation

Sylvester and James for DH.

Aloysius and Eustace for me. Eustace hated his name so much that he changed it to Hugh, my other grandfather always went by his initials. I actually like both names.

spamm Wed 15-Aug-12 03:46:57

Arthur and Mario Dante Virgilio. My great grandfather got to the office to register his name and could not remember what he had agreed with my great grandmother. So he went with his favorite authors. It suited my Pop so well!

ComradeJing Wed 15-Aug-12 03:59:51

Percy (LOVE it) and Ronald for me.
Edward and Patrick for DH.

We will use Edward in some way for DS. Thinking actually of Edward Percy Surname.

OpheliasWeepingWillow Wed 15-Aug-12 04:34:39

Arthur and Vernon smile

emmyloo2 Wed 15-Aug-12 06:36:10

Edward (Eddie) and George (my DS's name)

Weenugget Wed 15-Aug-12 09:29:17

Alexander and John (Jack)

Littlecherublegs Wed 15-Aug-12 09:52:17

Mine were Fred & Kenneth (prefer the former)

DH's were Joseph & Arnold (again prefer the former!)

FartyMcTarty Wed 15-Aug-12 09:54:18

Kendrick and Leonard (love Lennie. Jenny's ok too).

DH's were Frederick (Fred our first choice for a boy) and Aneurin.

FartyMcTarty Wed 15-Aug-12 09:54:55

I meant Kenny, not Jenny!

yousankmybattleship Wed 15-Aug-12 09:55:47

Lesley and Bill for me.

firawla Wed 15-Aug-12 09:57:43

both called john
one of them was john joseph and dont know the other middle name

Kayano Wed 15-Aug-12 10:13:57

Thomas and George

EverythingsNotRosie Wed 15-Aug-12 10:23:58

In no particular order, Norman, Frank, Laurence, Joshua, Alistair and Es (I think short for Esmond)

MrsTomHardy Wed 15-Aug-12 10:47:23

Ronald and Leslie

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 15-Aug-12 10:48:39

Frederick and John.

redpanda13 Wed 15-Aug-12 14:12:35

James and Alistair

TenthMuse Wed 15-Aug-12 14:45:00

Thomas and Gerald

chocolateshoes Wed 15-Aug-12 14:49:01

Jack & George for me
Dick & John for DH

HollyGoHeavily Wed 15-Aug-12 15:00:03

Arthur Edward (known as Ted), Edmund, Fred and Patrick

Arabellasmella Wed 15-Aug-12 16:46:11

William and Clifford

WheresMyCow Wed 15-Aug-12 17:03:43

Mine were Henry (but called Harry) and William (DS's middle name)

DH's were Leonard and Clarence grin

Great Uncles were/are Bill, Peter, John, Bob, Eddie, Michael, Hughie and Joe.

Abzs Wed 15-Aug-12 17:18:43

Male relatives of GPs generation, mine and DH's

Ivor, John, Martin, Thomas, James, Peter, Frank, Benjamin, Robert, John, Christopher, Steven, Patrick, Bernard, Richard, John, James, Bryce, John, Cyril.

Lots of Johns on both sides.

anicecuppatea Wed 15-Aug-12 20:43:11

Mine were Thomas Garnet and William Henry. DH's were Roland Frederick and Vello (Estonian).

Bathsheba Wed 15-Aug-12 21:09:41

Mine were Hugh and David

Starfishkiss Wed 15-Aug-12 21:14:16

Eric and Edward, and Cornelius and Matthew

ODearMe Wed 15-Aug-12 21:16:28

My Grandfathers are Clifford and John smile

Mine are Maurice and was Maurice James Henry

DH's were Harry James and Edward

We've just had a DD but if she were a DS we'd have called him Henry James smile

Lastofthepodpeople Wed 15-Aug-12 21:20:49

Me: Jimmy and Patrick.
DH: Harold and Derek

BulletProofMum Wed 15-Aug-12 21:21:14

Clarence urdley de vere hill!!


Step grandads both Edward but called ted and Eddie.

ladymariner Wed 15-Aug-12 21:28:57

George and Henry here....fab names grin

bruffin Wed 15-Aug-12 22:03:06

Blonde, my uncle was Maurice John Henry.

aquashiv Wed 15-Aug-12 23:16:17

Peter and James

crisisofidentity Wed 15-Aug-12 23:30:56

Williiam ( Willie) and Owen aka O

MadBusLady Thu 16-Aug-12 11:25:21

My grandfathers were a rather pedestrian John and Thomas, but I also have:

Albert (great-grandfather)
Wilfrid, called Wilf (great uncle). LOVE this name, St Wilfrid kicked ass too.
Thomas Alfred
Reginald James
Shadrach, Meshach, Elijah, St. Vincent - four brothers, Quaker family!

CaptainWentworth Thu 16-Aug-12 11:57:51

Mine were:
Hector (dad's side, Scottish- would love to use it for a little boy of mine one day)
Kenneth Kennedy (middle name after his mum's maiden name, and it's also my middle name after him. He died before I was born which makes me sad. Mum always said I take after him, would have loved to have met him.

DH's maternal GF was William Pattison, known as Patt (also after a maiden name), he was a lovely man.
His other GF died many moons ago and was William known as Bill.

lottiegarbanzo Thu 16-Aug-12 12:32:43

Robert and Elden.

Great unlcles Francis (Frank), Esmond, Jack.

countrybumpkin2 Thu 16-Aug-12 12:34:24

James (nn Jim) & Walter (nn. Watt)

duchesse Thu 16-Aug-12 12:40:39

Aubrey and John (aka Jack)

duchesse Thu 16-Aug-12 12:41:54

DH's GFs were Christopher and Ronald.

Clawdy Thu 16-Aug-12 17:58:22

Joe and Fred.

Cwtchbach Fri 17-Aug-12 20:41:17

Dennis and Roderick (Roddy)

Crumm24 Fri 17-Aug-12 20:57:19

Austin and Donald.
DH's were Frank and Les.

Ebb Fri 17-Aug-12 21:19:42

Stanley and Ewett

littlestgirlguide Fri 17-Aug-12 21:58:29

My grandfathers were Leonard and Stanley. Dh's were Kenneth and William.
Love Leonard, DH hates it.

Kelly281 Fri 17-Aug-12 22:34:20

Both were James

roughtyping Fri 17-Aug-12 22:47:03

James and Thomas (Tom).

BadRoly Fri 17-Aug-12 22:50:39

I had Eric and Ernie grin

Eric Alfred and William Ernest (known as Ernie)

MotherJack Fri 17-Aug-12 22:58:55

Theodore and Frank here.

I LOVE the name Theodore.

HumpheadWrasse Fri 17-Aug-12 23:01:57

Frank and Harold.

DH Fred and Kenneth.

I had Leonard and Raymond; DH's were George and Cyril

Leslie and Stanley.

Step grandad who died before I was born was William known as Bill.

Great grandad Percy known as Pops.

Evan and Aubrey

My great grandfather on one side was zephaniah which i think is fab!

OrangeLily Fri 17-Aug-12 23:25:01

Joseph ....... Grandmother was Mary.... Named NONE of their children Jesus..... Disappointed to say the least. grin

Thomas and Charles

My little cousin is now a Charlie, and Dsis was planning a little Tommy- but she's a she and going to be called called Lydia. grin

orange at work last year a med a woman in her early 60s called Virgin-Mary Joseph. I shit you not!

Oops. I met. Damn you autocorrect!

OrangeLily Fri 17-Aug-12 23:37:53

Blue was Joseph her surname? What the actual f?

Barry and roger

Great grandparent have nicer names - Lawrence and James

John and Ronald (Ron)

I only know one of Dh's - Jack.

John and Ronald (Ron)

I only know one of Dh's - Jack.

MammaTonic Sat 18-Aug-12 11:18:23

Mine were James (NN Jim) and Lesley (NN Les)
DH's were Thomas (NN Tommy) and Benjamin (NN Benny)

ditziness Sat 18-Aug-12 20:05:10

Cosmo and Crawford were my grandfathers

monsterchild Sat 18-Aug-12 20:07:05

Jacob and Melbourne

glammanana Sat 18-Aug-12 20:17:48

My nana's name was Jessica Mary she married twice too a Cecil George &
poppa's name was Frederick Freeman (so classic)
DH's where Henry Dylan and Noel Godfrey

QueenFuri Sat 18-Aug-12 20:18:03

My grandfather's were called Robert (Bob) and Ernst Otto. My great-grandad was called Glass now a few of my cousins and uncles have this as a middle name.

Debs75 Sat 18-Aug-12 20:24:56

My grandfathers were
Jesse Francis he went by Dick though

DP's is Edwin

HistoryNerd Sat 18-Aug-12 20:44:01

James and Rupert

WyrdMother Sat 18-Aug-12 20:47:28

Mine - Charles and William
DH - Leonard and Ernest

ornellaia Sat 18-Aug-12 20:48:30

Ronald (Ronnie) Cornelius, and Frederick (Fred) Lewis. I think almost all the boys in my family have a Lewis somewhere in their name.

johnnycomelurky Sat 18-Aug-12 20:49:29

Jack (John) and Paul
Jack (John) and John

Sadly, not much variation.

FriggFRIGG Mon 20-Aug-12 10:45:19

Teddy (Edward)

poppy283 Mon 20-Aug-12 14:20:11

Mine are Dominic and Phillip, known to his gc as Popeye

33goingon64 Mon 20-Aug-12 14:45:27

Joseph and Horace. DH's GFs were Albert and Tom.

DS is Thomas Joseph.

mickeylou Wed 22-Aug-12 14:47:43

Mine were Robert (Bob or Bobby) and James but known by his middle name Clifford (Cliff)

DH's were Harry and John.

I love the name Bobby but as I already have a Billy I think it would be a bit much!!

JamieandTheOlympicTorch Wed 22-Aug-12 17:29:34

Mine were Victor (Vic) - which I think is a cool name

and Robert (Bob) - who I never met

DHs were

Haydn (Welsh) and ????

Chinsup Wed 22-Aug-12 19:19:09

Roderick and Lodwig

JoInScotland Wed 22-Aug-12 20:27:23

Walter and Frederick

shockers Wed 22-Aug-12 20:41:56

Where is Lodwig from Chinsup?

Maurice Robinson (as a middle name) and Joseph Patrick (known as Stan!).

Mohammed and Edward for me. I think grin

McKayz Wed 22-Aug-12 22:38:23

Ronald and Leslie were mine.

Wilf and Cornelius. I thinl these are quite cool and if I had a DS would consider using these :-)

Dollydowser Wed 22-Aug-12 22:52:53

Edward, Horace, Ernest and Jack.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Wed 22-Aug-12 22:54:53

Cyril and George.

Sarahplane Wed 22-Aug-12 22:56:04

Stanley and James.

Chinsup Wed 22-Aug-12 23:50:59

shockers my Grandad was was from south Wales but never knew why he was called Lodwig - it was very different to the style of his 8 siblings' names. Pre internet he never found a trace of the name though Googling it now there seems to be quite a few people with it as a surname. He said he got into many, many fights as a boy and refused to let me give my son it as a middle name. (I used his surname instead, we were very close smile).

WookieWoo Thu 23-Aug-12 06:49:21

Charles Walter and Gordon

Charles is my nephew's middle name and we considered it for both if our sons but it didn't seem to suit them.

Dh's paternal grandfather was Kenneth. No idea about his maternal grandfather as no one seems to talk about him!

firefly4400 Fri 24-Aug-12 10:06:45

Gavin (Welsh) and Edward (known only as Ted).

dottygamekeeper Fri 24-Aug-12 10:08:47

Albert John and Clement Ralph (who has just passed away at the grand old age of 103)

rowingdowntheriver Fri 24-Aug-12 10:10:57

James and Hans.

Hans was Dutch and he never knew if Hans was is full name or if it was a shortening of Johannes. Everyone just knew him as Hans.

rowingdowntheriver Fri 24-Aug-12 10:11:24

Hans is pronounced Hons btw

SoggySummer Fri 24-Aug-12 10:12:36


JustPondering Fri 24-Aug-12 10:13:18

James/Jimmy and Wilfred

Henry and William.

GGF's were Joseph, William, and 2 James'.

TooImmatureTurtleDoves Fri 24-Aug-12 13:25:47

Peter and Graham. DH's were John and Harry. The only one I'd consider using is Peter and only so I could legitimately nickname the child Wolfie

EBDTeacher Fri 24-Aug-12 19:59:20

Arthur and, wait for it.. Christmas. Some Welsh valleys thing apparently.

Mine were John & Clayton. Both of which I'd use if we had a boy.

ItsMyLastOne Sat 25-Aug-12 14:33:25

John (known as Jack) and Andrew

Jelly15 Mon 27-Aug-12 14:15:12

Percy and Thomas (really)

VeryGood Mon 27-Aug-12 18:58:01

Grandfathers and great uncles on both sides: Edward, Baldwin, Joseph, Samuel, Lionel, Kingsley

goingtoexplodesoon Tue 28-Aug-12 15:07:45

With middle names, mine are Lyell, Cadfael, Huw, Gethin (guess where they came from) and David (Davvy), Aharoni, Sinai, Shaul.

goingtoexplodesoon Tue 28-Aug-12 15:09:11

My family had names which really showed what culture/place they came from.

shockers Tue 28-Aug-12 16:12:53

chinsup, I'm sure Lodwig was a Welsh warrior. My Great Grandmother was called Blodwin... another corker that didn't resurface in later generations grin.

bionic77 Tue 18-Sep-12 16:46:21

Stanley and Cecilia
William and Constance Ruby (she always used Ruby)

schplappo Tue 18-Sep-12 17:03:50

Wilfred and Philip; Andrew and Richard.

Jojoba1986 Wed 19-Sep-12 01:09:02

'Charles Derek' & 'Dudley Lionel Mortimer'... Beat that for a name! He hated it... I was quite tempted to borrow one for DS but my mum said he would have been horrified!

Both of DH's are/were Eric

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Wed 19-Sep-12 06:20:45

mine were Arthur and Maurice
DH were Gordon and Jack

Herrena Wed 19-Sep-12 06:50:48

Ghaleb and Hubert on my side

Trevor and Moldwyn on DH's

Loving how many Alfreds there aresmile

Fantail Thu 20-Sep-12 09:53:31

Mine are Maurice & Stewart and DH's Albert (Albie) and Raynor.

Morley and Edward

MerryCosIWonaGold Thu 20-Sep-12 10:02:54

Evan and Alan

JackReacher Thu 20-Sep-12 10:32:05

Huckleberry and Wilfried ...... Just not brave enough to use

HereBenson Fri 21-Sep-12 16:32:18

Neil and Herbert.

WantAnOrange Sat 22-Sep-12 20:38:35

Peter and James (Jim).

HereBenson Sat 22-Sep-12 21:11:35

Dh's Frank and Samuel

hugoagogo Sat 22-Sep-12 21:17:00

Edgar, Frank, Hugh and Iain- mine and dh's

PiedWagtail Sat 22-Sep-12 21:18:34

Arthur and William

Iwillorderthefood Sat 22-Sep-12 21:28:29

Both called Arthur DH's will out me

Ándde Cáijá for my mother's father and Dánel Guhtur.

1944girl Mon 24-Sep-12 00:26:32

Robert (Bob) and Francis (for some reason known as Harry).

DH's were William and Patrick

lucylocket1975 Mon 01-Oct-12 16:22:10

Edward and George
DPs Stephen John (known as Jack) and Robert

Theas18 Tue 02-Oct-12 09:07:48

My grandads - Samson (must be due a come back surely!) and Harold (can't see that one though).

DH Edward and Charles. Well we have that covered wink

Kids GP- Charles and geoffrey (a baby geoffrey would just be tto strange!)

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