What are your grandfathers names?

(349 Posts)

Sorry if this has been done to death but I'm due to give birth to DS2 in 6 weeks and I still haven't fallen in love with a name. DS is Henry so I thought I might find inspiration from this.

Mine are:

John (DS' middle name) and
Arthur (I like this and think it goes but DH isn't keen)

Putitonthelist Sat 16-Nov-13 12:57:53

Both no longer with us but John and James. My Dad is George. Love the name Henry. I know a couple whose siblngs are Charles/George/Edward

gingerbead Sat 16-Nov-13 13:01:10

Gordon and Lesley. Not the best I'm afraid!

cupcakeicing Sat 16-Nov-13 13:02:06

Gibb and Thomas. I'm in my forties so give you my DF and FIL too, William and Alister.

YoniMatopoeia Sat 16-Nov-13 13:03:54

Leonard and Kenneth.

Shente Sat 16-Nov-13 13:06:29

Kenneth and Charles (ggfs Robert and Francis)

forgetmenots Sat 16-Nov-13 13:18:07

John and James here too!

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Sat 16-Nov-13 13:18:33

Reginald and Alan

NotYoMomma Sat 16-Nov-13 13:20:28


DHs are

Weegiemum Sat 16-Nov-13 13:20:39

Thomas and William

Dh's are Samuel and Paul.

CollieEye Sat 16-Nov-13 13:20:50

Basil and Robert (but known by his middle name: Charles)

ReluctantBeing Sat 16-Nov-13 13:21:38

Leo and Horst.

Dp's are Alec and Athur.

Weegiemum Sat 16-Nov-13 13:22:16

Though my maternal gf was Thomas Robertson <surname>. That's distinguished!

Wineandchoccy Sat 16-Nov-13 13:28:45

Abraham William and Robert Eli

DH are Geoffrey and Harry

Flossy78 Sat 16-Nov-13 13:40:49

Mine are Roy and George

HollyMadison Sat 16-Nov-13 13:42:42

Both called John.

randdom Sat 16-Nov-13 13:46:27

Both grandfathers and my step grandfather we all called john

dontblameme Sat 16-Nov-13 13:46:29

Nicholas Alfred and Reginald James

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 16-Nov-13 13:47:58

William James and Lesley Ebenezer!

Terence and Laurence!

iklboo Sat 16-Nov-13 13:49:27

James & Henry

ajandjjmum Sat 16-Nov-13 13:50:05

Samuel and William

Bumbez Sat 16-Nov-13 13:50:50

Both dead but were called Stanley and Earnest. I have uncles called Roland, Laurence, Clive, Ian, Trevor, Russel, Dezmond,and William. Hth

RobinSparkles Sat 16-Nov-13 13:51:04

William and Francis.

Tinlegs Sat 16-Nov-13 13:52:35

Philip and Maurice (pronounced Morris)

Love Edmund - My GF Maurice's middle name.

Oreocrumbs Sat 16-Nov-13 13:52:37

Patrick and Robert

Ragwort Sat 16-Nov-13 13:53:35

I named my DS after my grandfather, it's a lovely, classic name, (and in the top 5 boys' names grin).

MrsDavidBowie Sat 16-Nov-13 13:53:54

James and Edward

almapudden Sat 16-Nov-13 13:54:58


YerDaftApeth Sat 16-Nov-13 13:55:19

Horace and Willburn (they wanted to call him William but he had a step brother called that already. He was always known as Bill).

Itsallabout Sat 16-Nov-13 13:56:33

Walter and Samuel

Willemdefoeismine Sat 16-Nov-13 13:56:47

Joseph and Edward

EyeOfNewtBigtoesOfFrog Sat 16-Nov-13 13:57:26


BabyStone Sat 16-Nov-13 13:58:15

Patrick (Pat or Paddy to his family) and my other grandad who has passed away is Anthony (Tony)

whodunnit Sat 16-Nov-13 13:59:03


Bicnod Sat 16-Nov-13 13:59:59

Douglas and George

NarwhalKnickers Sat 16-Nov-13 14:00:01

Bernard and Douglas (Doug). Grandfathers in law are/were Alfred (Alf) and Charles (Charlie).

I quite like Doug/Dougie actually!

Stanley and George

AnnagrammaHawkin Sat 16-Nov-13 14:00:36

Leon and Shlomo.

AnnagrammaHawkin Sat 16-Nov-13 14:01:04

My step dad was a Jim, though.

Bicnod Sat 16-Nov-13 14:01:26

xpost narwhal...

great name, DS2 is James Douglas smile

TheSporkforeatingkyriarchy Sat 16-Nov-13 14:01:41

Francis (goes by Frank, we were warned as kids to never call him Francis, I named DS2 Franklin in his honour)
Gerald (non-family people only call him Pastor though, I never heard anyone but his wife call him by his name, only his title)

Kikibee Sat 16-Nov-13 14:02:48

Ernest and Philip

luckylou Sat 16-Nov-13 14:03:12

Sidney and John. Both born in the 1890s

Frederick and Albert. Lovely, classic names.

TopHatAndTails Sat 16-Nov-13 14:05:33

Henry but got Harry or Lal

Matthew got Matt or Mattie

FrazzleRock Sat 16-Nov-13 14:07:33


ICameOnTheJitney Sat 16-Nov-13 14:09:39

Gerald and Earnest!

Ernest and Cyril

Amongst that generations were Frederick George Hugh John

pinkmagic1 Sat 16-Nov-13 14:12:40

They are/were Victor and Francis

BikeRunSki Sat 16-Nov-13 14:12:47

Rex and Arthur
DH's were Frederick and Samuel

BikeRunSki Sat 16-Nov-13 14:13:28

My great uncles were Hubert and Derek

Woofsaidtheladybird Sat 16-Nov-13 14:13:57

Thomas and Arthur.

I'm in my 40s too, so I'll give you FIL as Neil and my Dad is Hywel. I wouldn't put those names on anyone, but Arthur is my DS's second name. It would have been the first but his big sister's name sounds exactly the same but with an M at the front smile

NearTheWindmill Sat 16-Nov-13 14:15:01

David and Ernst and for DH
Fred and John

starsandunicorns Sat 16-Nov-13 14:16:31

Geoffery william step grandad

Patrick peter

Vintagebeads Sat 16-Nov-13 14:16:47

Mine Austin and Thomas

DH Dermot and Thomas

miffybun73 Sat 16-Nov-13 14:20:03

Arthur and Harry.

mrssmith79 Sat 16-Nov-13 14:24:32

Brian and Charles.

Ebert Walter and Cecil George. Think George is quite nice grin

DH's Albert and Alfred.

Kveta Sat 16-Nov-13 14:25:49

William and William.

My Great-Grandfathers were William, William, William, and John grin

DH's family have a similar lack of imagination, but in a different language - DH is [his name] the 4th, and his dad was sad we didn't call DS [unpronounceable and very old fashioned eastern european name] the fifth!

Matchthecase Sat 16-Nov-13 14:29:36

Alfred & William.

BitchyHen Sat 16-Nov-13 14:45:31

James and Alfred known by his middle name Victor.

Great grandfathers were Arthur, Walter, Christopher and Robert.

tumbletumble Sat 16-Nov-13 14:51:39

Tom (step Grandpa)

Floggingmolly Sat 16-Nov-13 14:55:54

James and Stephen.

PurpleGirly Sat 16-Nov-13 15:07:14

Harry and George. Brother were Arthur, Les, Alfred

PurpleGirly Sat 16-Nov-13 15:08:05

Arthur was always known as Art, which I loved.

Littlecherublegs Sat 16-Nov-13 15:58:23


DH's were Arnold and Joseph.

DramaAlpaca Sat 16-Nov-13 16:02:34

Both were called James.

NameoftheRose Sat 16-Nov-13 16:32:19

Frank and Joseph

HeavenstoMurgatroyd Sat 16-Nov-13 16:47:29

Wallace and Robert - both long deceased.

BookTart Sat 16-Nov-13 16:48:56

Mine were Ernest (suprised to see so many of these!) and Dennis.

ArabellaBeaumaris Sat 16-Nov-13 16:50:15

Arthur and Harry.

My great grandfathers were Arthur, Arthur, Humphrey and Barnes.

Rosencrantz Sat 16-Nov-13 16:52:40

Alan and Barry

Iwillorderthefood Sat 16-Nov-13 16:52:53

Arthur Frederick and Arthur

DP's paternal grandfather was Thambupulai no idea what his maternal one was.

Ernest & John

babyfedleaning Sat 16-Nov-13 16:56:10

Reginald Arthur
Jack Kenneth

Amy106 Sat 16-Nov-13 16:56:53

John and Leo

Bowlersarm Sat 16-Nov-13 16:57:10

Robert and Frank

ems1910 Sat 16-Nov-13 17:01:40

Frederick and Robert

RalphGnu Sat 16-Nov-13 17:03:29

Harold and Monty and my DSGF was Robert Harry.

Including their middle names but in no particular order:

Charotte31 Sat 16-Nov-13 17:09:14

Jack and John. Both lovely men I miss them greatly.

planestrainsautomobiles Sat 16-Nov-13 17:22:24

Christopher (nn Chrissie) and Joseph

17leftfeet Sat 16-Nov-13 17:33:39

George-Edward on one side

Lancelot on the other

Yes really!

He went by Les though

Shallishanti Sat 16-Nov-13 17:38:41

Arthur (known as Arthur)
and Alfred (known as Bill!)

Bamaluz Sat 16-Nov-13 17:39:10

Thomas and Trevor

tootssweet Sat 16-Nov-13 17:42:46

Mine were Martin & Jock (I think - he & dad were estranged)
Dp's are Tom & Derek

ohmymimi Sat 16-Nov-13 17:43:04

Albert Cornelius and Arthur Talboys

thegreylady Sat 16-Nov-13 18:09:25

mine were James and Elias

SS3J Sat 16-Nov-13 18:34:09

William and Graeme

MistressDeeCee Sat 16-Nov-13 18:35:23

Antoine and Leo

getmeoutofthismadhouse Sat 16-Nov-13 20:03:42

John (known as Jack) my ds is called Jack

Cyril and Donald.

Two Great-grandfathers were Miner and Hubert, and two great-great-grandfathers were Hiram and Thomas ... have now totally outed myself, but only to the family genealogist, aka my dad, so I think I'm safe!

Reality Sat 16-Nov-13 20:14:30

Both William.

As is ds2.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 16-Nov-13 20:16:06

William and Robert

MrsTomHardy Sat 16-Nov-13 20:16:31

Leslie and Ronald

goodtimesinbontemps Sat 16-Nov-13 20:17:11

Thomas and Patrick

OlyRoller Sat 16-Nov-13 20:20:59

Leonard and Vasco (!)

Steve, step-grandpa

BopsX3 Sat 16-Nov-13 20:22:03

William (ds2s middle name)
Charles (ds3s middle name)

WannabeFayeMouse Sat 16-Nov-13 20:23:33

Islwyn, and Clifford.

Lagoonablue Sat 16-Nov-13 20:26:36

Anthony and Alexander

rugbychick Sat 16-Nov-13 20:27:17

John (proving very popular) and Percy, but could have been Percival, shortened to Percy. Not mentioned at all. Yet!

Icklemariposa01 Sat 16-Nov-13 20:27:24

Carlos and Alberto

Cremolafoam Sat 16-Nov-13 20:27:27


Peter George and Edward William (known as teddy)

Ggf Frank, Peter, Edward and Wilfred

TheWickedWitchOfTheWest Sat 16-Nov-13 20:29:07

Edward (Teddy) and Vincent (Vinny).

NatashaGurdin Sat 16-Nov-13 20:30:22

Grandfathers were:

Philip Claud Barclay (always called Pete though) confused

As I'm in my forties my Dad is called David and my partner's Dad is called Peter.

My uncle has Philip from my Grandad and my brother has David as a second name.

insanityscratching Sat 16-Nov-13 20:30:49

Frank and William but always called Bill.

NotAQueef Sat 16-Nov-13 20:30:56

Richard (dicky)
Tom (probably Thomas)

Mamafratelli Sat 16-Nov-13 20:33:18

David and Fred.

Inkspellme Sat 16-Nov-13 20:35:49

Patrick & Matthew.
Dp's William (known as Brendan) & Michael.

TheNunsOfGavarone Sat 16-Nov-13 20:37:49

Jack and Frank! Christened John and Francis.

Letticetheslug Sat 16-Nov-13 20:38:25

Henry (Harry) and Robert (Rob)

TheWanderingUterus Sat 16-Nov-13 20:39:30

Clifford and Rupert

on the other side

Harold and George

FiveExclamations Sat 16-Nov-13 20:43:43

William and Charles

It gets more interesting in the greats with my mothers paternal grandfather who was called Jehonadab!

PottyLotty Sat 16-Nov-13 20:46:54

Mine are Malcom and Albert, DH's are Herbert and William. I always loved Bertie myself and thought my DS could be Bertie and it would encompass both Grandfathers Albert and Herbert but I went for Matthew in the end grin

FiveExclamations Sat 16-Nov-13 20:48:08

Forgot my DH's, Norman and Leonard.

BadRoly Sat 16-Nov-13 20:48:18

Eric and Ernie were mine grin

Dh had Percy and Tim.

WhyMeWhyNot Sat 16-Nov-13 20:50:03

Leonard and Albert

girliefriend Sat 16-Nov-13 20:52:16

Alf (Alfred) and Charles

Alfred George was my choice if dd had been a ds!!

girliefriend Sat 16-Nov-13 20:53:01

BadRoly - are you serious ? grin

Mine are William and John

Xh cedric and zachariah

busylizzie76 Sat 16-Nov-13 20:57:22

I don't know my grandparents names - they were long gone before I was born.....they would be between 113-130 years old!

My dad is an Ernest - good to see that name mentioned lots on here grin

DrHolmes Sat 16-Nov-13 21:01:15


missusmrs Sat 16-Nov-13 21:11:56

Martin and Gregory (love Greg but has been 'snatched' twice over by cousins!

Shoutymomma Sat 16-Nov-13 21:13:21

Arthur Charles and Cyril Thomas (me), Thomas William and Thomas Mackareth (hub).

BearPear Sat 16-Nov-13 21:16:31

Albert & Jack
Dh's were Sydney & Tom

DameEdnasBridesmaid Sat 16-Nov-13 21:18:18

Christopher and Harry

LauraChant Sat 16-Nov-13 21:18:30

Harry and John.
Great uncles include Lester, Sid and Leslie.

derektheladyhamster Sat 16-Nov-13 21:21:12

John and Cyril
Stanley and Stanley were dh's grin

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 16-Nov-13 21:22:37

Michael and Patrick. I think everyone my age in Ireland's grandparents are called that! grin

IsSpringSprangedYet Sat 16-Nov-13 21:24:21

Edward and Charlie (Charles)

Grandad Edward had brothers Francis (Frankie), James (Jim) and one I think called Patrick.

Tane Mahuta (Maori - god of the forest)
James - Jim


GoingGoingGoth Sat 16-Nov-13 21:25:00

Leslie Harold (he hated Leslie, but I like it) and George Alexander

2kidsintow Sat 16-Nov-13 21:27:38

Both called Arthur.

CordeliaRose Sat 16-Nov-13 21:31:17

John, known as Johhny, and Samuel.

CordeliaRose Sat 16-Nov-13 21:31:49


CPtart Sat 16-Nov-13 21:35:57

Harry and Richard.

losersaywhat Sat 16-Nov-13 21:37:38

Both were John

teacherwith2kids Sat 16-Nov-13 21:38:44

Reginald and Vincent ... perhaps not due for revival any day soon ....

stickysausages Sat 16-Nov-13 21:40:55

I'll go the whole hog & list great grandfathers too grin


Mine Percival William and George Willoughby
DH's Patrick Lawrence and Henry

Also Great Uncles abound called Lennard, Stanley, John, James

BadRoly Sat 16-Nov-13 21:45:22

girliefriend yes, obviously not THE Eric and Ernie but they were Eric and Ernie grin

MissWimpyDimple Sat 16-Nov-13 21:47:55

Alfred and Friedrich. Known as Freddy and Fritz!

MarianneBrandon Sat 16-Nov-13 21:50:31

Charles Edward and Raymond

I never said what DH's GF names were - James and Clifford.

Some great names on here. It's making me want to use Arthur more!

Love all the old names. Heard of a little Herbie the other day... smile

bundaberg Sat 16-Nov-13 21:50:58

Maurice (which I really love but can't use as he was an abusive bastard)

dp's were i think Elmer and.. um... nope, can't remember

magicstars Sat 16-Nov-13 21:52:51

George Charles and.... Stanislav (Polish)!

BendyBusBuggy Sat 16-Nov-13 21:56:02

Albert and Eugen

waterlego Sat 16-Nov-13 21:56:20

Mine were Howard Benjamin and Harry Reginald.

Raahh Sat 16-Nov-13 21:56:30

Peter (ds's middle name)
Francis (Frank)

tethersend Sat 16-Nov-13 21:59:07

Harry (Henry) and Gray.

SoftSheen Sat 16-Nov-13 22:00:48

Charles and Charles.

madamecake Sat 16-Nov-13 22:01:46

Robert and Elsdon.

youbethemummylion Sat 16-Nov-13 22:04:14

Albert Victor and nobody knows

Robert and Frederick

Chlorinella Sat 16-Nov-13 22:26:56

Trevor and William
Also of that age group Leonard , Herbert (!) Sidney

Clobbered Sat 16-Nov-13 22:28:18

Colin and Phillip

Looby12 Sat 16-Nov-13 22:30:28

Terrence and Louis

moas Sat 16-Nov-13 22:31:06

Carl and Ingvar
DH's were John and George

Geckos48 Sat 16-Nov-13 22:31:41

Richard and I don't know on my dad's side.

James and John.

Exciting, eh?

hoarseoldfrog Sat 16-Nov-13 22:38:54

Gerald and howard

steppemum Sat 16-Nov-13 22:44:23

Arnold and David

MamaLoveCRJT Sat 16-Nov-13 22:46:54

Eric and Ronald ... My ds middle name is Ronnie... The next middle name will be Eric!

halecromp Sat 16-Nov-13 23:09:18

My Grandad's were George and Clarence who for some reason went by the name of Joe!?! My husband's Grandad's were Harold and Reginald who went by the name of Maurice!

Gingersnap88 Sat 16-Nov-13 23:13:33

Peter and Dominic

sparklysilversequins Sat 16-Nov-13 23:13:53

Joseph and Arthur.

BeigeBuffet Sun 17-Nov-13 00:40:51

Randal George and Clifford

Longdistance Sun 17-Nov-13 00:43:49


BogStandardOldWoman Sun 17-Nov-13 00:45:36

Arthur and Albert.

fliedpiecatcher Sun 17-Nov-13 05:36:50

Emmanuel and Harry.

MummyPig24 Sun 17-Nov-13 14:48:24

Melvyn and Stanley

Dhs are Fred and Geoffrey.

sooperdooper Sun 17-Nov-13 15:08:53

Cecil and Peter

MadameLeBean Sun 17-Nov-13 15:20:50

Norman and Clifford smile

FreedomOfTheTess Sun 17-Nov-13 18:22:46

Mum's dad: John
Dad's dad: Jack

DS1 is named Jack, which covered both grandfathers, with Jack being a diminutive of John.

Mogz Sun 17-Nov-13 21:12:54

Donald and Nicholas James
Great uncles are Sonny and Leonard

I'd love to use them if our baby is a boy but they don't really go with our surname.

Arthur is a lovely, strong but kind name.

Astarael Sun 17-Nov-13 21:58:11

Charles and Terence (Terry)

Great uncles: William, David and John

KLou1105 Sun 17-Nov-13 23:30:32

Phillip and Walter

Allan and John

Matthew & Thomas

Jiltedjohnsjulie Sun 17-Nov-13 23:56:16

Frederick John and John Thomas.

commsgirl Mon 18-Nov-13 10:55:57

Benjamin and Edgar.

peppapigmustdie Mon 18-Nov-13 10:56:35

Harold and Henry

stillhopefulforanother Mon 18-Nov-13 12:56:09

William and George

BananaRaces Mon 18-Nov-13 13:55:17

Thomas and Kenneth

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Mon 18-Nov-13 14:00:32

Horace ( that's never coming back is it?) nn Horry, and Thomas, always called Tommy.

Mim78 Mon 18-Nov-13 16:21:50

My grandfather's were called Felice and Alfred.

Three of my great-grandfather's had names that could be shortened to Fred - Alfred, Alfredo and Frederick. Don't know what the other one was called!

Mim78 Mon 18-Nov-13 16:22:17

Sorry - grandfathers and great- grandfathers. Don't know what came over me!

SparklyFucker Mon 18-Nov-13 16:30:28

My grandfathers were called William and Frank (late 1910's). Their grandfathers (my great great grandfathers) were John, William, Harry, Edward, Aaron, Richard, Ephraim, and Jervis - spanning the 1840's-1860's.

Mine and DHs grandads were:

Not a lot to love there, I'm afraid grin George is the best one on the list.

Mervyn and William

DuPainDuVinDuFromage Mon 18-Nov-13 16:45:21

MadameLeBean , my grandpa was a Clifford too! Not many of them around, but unless there are some pretty big family secrets, we can't be related grin

Not a name that is likely to make a comeback any time soon, I think...

tipp2chicago Mon 18-Nov-13 17:17:54

Martin and Cornelius (known as Marty & Con).

SteeleyeStan Mon 18-Nov-13 18:08:21

Emil and Karl

MERLYPUSS Mon 18-Nov-13 20:01:32

Bill and Albert
Reginald and Arthur William

Dp - dunno think Denzil

George (nick named Geordie)

HollyBen Mon 18-Nov-13 20:12:57

James (love this) known as Jimmy (makes me shudder for some reason)

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Mon 18-Nov-13 20:14:33

Spencer and Unknown (which had a nice ring to it!)

Artandco Tue 19-Nov-13 07:28:58

Edgar lionel
Anthony John
Cristophus felipo
Theodore John James Arthur George ( I think they must have not agreed on a name so just stuck them all together!)

cherryflip Tue 19-Nov-13 07:42:40


Known as Den and Cliff

Mystuff Tue 19-Nov-13 07:44:06

Patrick and Ernest

MrsBramleyApple Tue 19-Nov-13 07:51:13

Reginald and George.

Thants Tue 19-Nov-13 07:54:47

Kenneth and Campbell

goshhhhhh Tue 19-Nov-13 07:56:24


lovetoski Tue 19-Nov-13 08:01:41

Horace, David, victor, leopald, Clifford - all one persons name that's what he used to tell me anyway, think only the first three true but called Bob

Albert, Edward called Dick

John Giles and George Henry

SocksinBoots Tue 19-Nov-13 08:04:01

Arthur and Paul (my side)

George x 2 (DP's side)

JohnSnowsTie Tue 19-Nov-13 15:33:32

Jesse and George.

Clawdy Tue 19-Nov-13 20:46:12

Frederick and Joseph

HoneyandRum Tue 19-Nov-13 22:03:26

James, Walter and George (Nan widowed and remarried)

FetaCheeny Wed 20-Nov-13 08:40:06

Earnest and Charles

FetaCheeny Wed 20-Nov-13 08:41:31


HeirToTheIronThrone Wed 20-Nov-13 08:43:39

Myles which I love and would use if I had my way. And Derek which I wouldn't! If you want great-uncles too, then Graham, Ken, Fred and Geoffrey.

HSMMaCM Wed 20-Nov-13 08:43:53

Dennis and William. Also like some of my great uncles - Arthur, Cyril, Peter.

Xavielli Wed 20-Nov-13 15:21:14

William George
John Morris

whyayepetal Wed 20-Nov-13 15:37:12

Ronald and John

dontmixthecolours Wed 20-Nov-13 15:42:11

John and Brendan

sidneypie Wed 20-Nov-13 15:48:56

William and George

bebopanddoowop Wed 20-Nov-13 15:52:47

luckylou - both mine are sidney and john, too!

PrammyMammy Wed 20-Nov-13 15:56:30

Mine were Michael & John

Lots of Grandad Johns on the list.

qumquat Wed 20-Nov-13 18:04:28

Bernard and Richard (known as Dick)

Suzietwo Wed 20-Nov-13 22:30:44

Percy and Corbett

killpeppa Wed 20-Nov-13 22:31:45

nixon & william (billy)

LotsaTuddles Wed 20-Nov-13 22:35:09

Mine is Nathaniel (don't know the other one)

DH's are Alan and Brian

Meow75 Wed 20-Nov-13 22:36:54

DM's dad was Colin Matthew and DF's dad was Cornelius Frederick, known to all as Fred.

My dad is Malcolm Neile (correct spelling - never seen ANYONE else with that spelling. Name creativity not as new as we think!!!)

Wigeon Wed 20-Nov-13 22:38:39

Me: Ivan Raymond and William Thomas

DH: Richard Humphrey Middleton and Alec

bruffin Wed 20-Nov-13 22:47:04

either Yiakalli or Georgios

cjbk1 Wed 20-Nov-13 23:02:08

David (Dusty) Otto and Izette Augustus

Strawberryfieldsforever1 Wed 20-Nov-13 23:06:41

Ben and Stanley

MrsMarigold Wed 20-Nov-13 23:14:58

Me: Robert and Francis

DH: Adam and Thomas

Joseph and Lucian

DalekInAFestiveJumper Thu 21-Nov-13 01:58:51

Harry and Patroclus (Who went by Pat for reasons that may be obvious)

FixItUpChappie Thu 21-Nov-13 04:43:20

Joseph and Fred

merx Thu 21-Nov-13 10:07:31

Merlin and Donald. Neither are due a revival!

piratecat Thu 21-Nov-13 10:10:40

Archibald (only got one)

pilates Thu 21-Nov-13 10:46:42

William and Jack

Albert Stanley and Gerald Francis. First more popular than second!

LittleDonkeyKong Sun 24-Nov-13 21:27:47

Albert & Reginald

MylesKennedysVocalCords Mon 25-Nov-13 13:59:05

Gerald Gordon and Vivian Derratt


twentyfourcarat Tue 26-Nov-13 03:09:36


sisterofcaleb Tue 26-Nov-13 07:56:56

Elwyn and Maurice

squeak2392 Tue 26-Nov-13 09:17:39

Arthur (divorced), Dennis and Charles (I think, died a very long time ago)

ballinacup Tue 26-Nov-13 09:50:51

Me: Sidney and John

DH: Thomas and Thomas (but went by middle name Alfred/Alfie)

TinyDynamite Tue 26-Nov-13 10:01:53

Thomas Robert
Carl Herman
(He was named Herman Carl but he officially changed it around in his twenties...as though it was somehow better?!)

So, OP, you could have a Henry and a Herman! grin

Leopoldina Tue 26-Nov-13 10:03:19

Wolf (Wuefel sp??) and Sidney.

burberree Tue 26-Nov-13 10:05:59

George and John

reluctantironer Tue 26-Nov-13 10:12:09

Ralph and Erik

ZombieMonkeyButler Tue 26-Nov-13 10:20:38

My GFs were Jack Edwin and Charles James.

DH's were Joseph and Walter.

Our dads were Michael Jeremy and Walter.

Peter and Lionel, also two Ronald's nn Ronnie (in laws).

Hulababy Tue 26-Nov-13 12:13:34

My GFs: Harry and Kenneth
DH's GFs: Jack (rn John James)

Caramelia Wed 27-Nov-13 01:09:19

Stuart and Jacob

AngryBeaver Wed 27-Nov-13 01:12:18

Stanley and Frederick

MrsCaptainJackSparrow Wed 27-Nov-13 01:17:41

Lancelot Walter and Dick Edward

Mutteroo Wed 27-Nov-13 01:19:40

Arthur Roland & Peter William - my GFs
Frederick Archibald & Oliver John - were DH's grandfathers.

BlondieTinsellyMinx Wed 27-Nov-13 01:25:16

Tom (Irish)
Werner (German)

womma Wed 18-Dec-13 09:32:11

Gavin and Arnold

heymammy Wed 18-Dec-13 09:39:37

Francis (frank)

Don't know dp's grandfathers' names but his father and uncle were both named Arthur but called by their middle names hmm

ShoeWhore Wed 18-Dec-13 09:42:03

Stanley and Bernard. (not sure that's much help?!)

Arthur is lovely OP.

Shockers Wed 18-Dec-13 09:52:18

Mine were Joseph, Maurice and James (one of them is a step-Grandfather)

Dh's were, Joseph and Percy.

Theonlyoneiknow Wed 18-Dec-13 09:55:53


RonaldMcDonald Wed 18-Dec-13 09:56:45

Robert Thomas and Ernest St John

ZombieSquirrel Wed 18-Dec-13 23:09:15

Aidan and Sheldon.

I called my pet tortoise Sheldon after him, when I was a kid hmm

MarmiteMerriment Wed 18-Dec-13 23:14:12

Herbert Thomas Norton (known as Norton) and Eric James (known as Jim)

rockybalboa Wed 18-Dec-13 23:16:21

Francis Patrick and Geoffrey Paul. DS's middle names are Eric and Frank after DH's grandfather and my great uncle. outs self

Ham69 Wed 18-Dec-13 23:17:52

William Joseph and Ernest Arthur

LittleBoxes Wed 18-Dec-13 23:19:03

Frank and Harvey. Both nice names IMO.

Wingebag Wed 18-Dec-13 23:23:45

Albert & Ernest

Yep, my Grandads are Bert & Ernie - I deserve an honorary house on Sesame Street! grin

Manchesterhistorygirl Wed 18-Dec-13 23:25:21

Both long gone, but they were Leonard Everall and William Cyril.

Tubemole1 Thu 19-Dec-13 00:06:11

Francis ( tho he preferred his middle name Leslie) and John.

Breezy1985 Thu 19-Dec-13 00:12:58

James and William.

DS is a James and has his dads grandads name as his middle name, so named after his 2 great grandads who meant an awful lot too us both, they both took over the father roles when we were children. Probably outed myself if anyone knows me in rl.

MamaLazarou Thu 19-Dec-13 20:36:51

Jayden and Dontae

Only joking! Arthur and Leonard. Great-grandfather was John, known as Jack.

Linguaphile Sun 22-Dec-13 14:17:50

Robert and Corbie.

Sweetishdelight Tue 31-Dec-13 21:39:40

John (both)
Great grandfather William
Great great Robert

Bankholidaybaby Tue 31-Dec-13 22:10:46

Samuel and William.

pygmy Tue 31-Dec-13 22:13:56

Harry and Edward

Cohenite Tue 31-Dec-13 22:15:48

Both long gone but thanks for reminding me of Patrick & Charles smile

toastedteacake Tue 31-Dec-13 22:25:50

I am 40 so will give GF's and DF

James Herbert
Charles George

DF. Eric Mervyn John. (John after his fathers Irish father, Eric after his mothers brother, Mervyn from God knows where.)

ephemeralfairy Tue 31-Dec-13 22:30:09

Alfie and Russell.

serant Tue 31-Dec-13 22:35:10

aww both gone but were Richard & les smile

Islenka Tue 31-Dec-13 22:57:10

Jóhann and Magnús (biological)
Kristján and Þórður (adoptive)

Islenka Tue 31-Dec-13 22:59:00

Should add: Jóhann known as Jón
Kristján known as Kris

WonderBarbara Tue 31-Dec-13 23:21:27

Oliver (paternal) and Ezekiel (maternal). DF is James, known as Jim. Grandad Oliver had a twin brother called Guy. My uncles are called Norman, Cecil (yes, seriously) Peter, George and Paul. Apparently Cecil was named after a grandfather, so that May have been Oliver and Guy's father.

Richard and Philip

toobreathless Wed 01-Jan-14 02:21:46

Mine: Edward (Ted) & Douglas

DH: both called John

NoComet Wed 01-Jan-14 02:29:50

My GFathers and their brothers were Alan, Tomas, William and Stephen.

CheerfulYank Wed 01-Jan-14 02:34:41

Paternal grandfather was Howard, had a brother named Charles, called Charlie.

Maternal grandfather was Frederick, always called Fred. He was one of my favorite people ever. His brother was named Brooks.

CheerfulYank Wed 01-Jan-14 02:35:45

DH's were Ellsworth (called Al) and Otthmar.

AcrossthePond55 Wed 01-Jan-14 02:40:58

Maternal GF; Orville Elbert (Elbert was his middle name)
Paternal GF: John Hoskins (Hoskins was his middle name)

I have always loved my late father's first & middle names; Emerson James.

DH's GFs were Horace and Charles.

emblosion Wed 01-Jan-14 02:45:20

Ronald and John.

James and Brian.

DHs were Ronald (Ronnie) and Sidney smile

If I have a DS in the future I plan to use 3 of the 4 for his name but leave off Brian as he was a disgusting excuse and a waste of skinangry ahem...anyway

Congrats on the impending birthsmile

LeftyLucy Wed 01-Jan-14 02:56:13

Robert and Sutherland

ODearMe Wed 01-Jan-14 02:58:43

Clifford and
John victor

lenanovik Wed 01-Jan-14 03:07:55

Nikolay and Boris

superbagpuss Wed 01-Jan-14 11:35:43

nothing that hasn't been said (other than Ignatius) but be careful

when trying to name our ds we went through my dads side of their family only to find there is a history of repeating names through the generations so not a lot to choose from

In my cousins generation one girl has my first name and one has my middle name - I guess we all like to play it safe

ds got my dads name in his, the other ds got dh middle name

George and Alfie
Dh's are John and James

ODearMe Wed 01-Jan-14 14:58:44

Mine are Clifford and John victor

glammanana Wed 01-Jan-14 15:30:35

Mine on my dads side is Freeman
On my mums side Barrister
My brothers boy has Barrister as his middle name.

DifferentNow Wed 01-Jan-14 15:31:53

Charles and Gordon.

Iloveonionchutney Wed 01-Jan-14 15:35:52

Albert and John, not very helpful.

HoratiaDrelincourt Wed 01-Jan-14 15:39:01

William and Philip

DS2 has his g-g-father's, gfather's and g-gfather's names respectively.

DS3 has the other gfather's name, plus his uncle and great-uncle, and his other great-uncle's middle name.

DS1 has A Name We Liked, and a family surname for a middle name.

What a muddle!

Badvoc Wed 01-Jan-14 15:43:08

William and launcelot - me
Harry and Wilf - dh

lookout Wed 01-Jan-14 15:45:17

Someone said Elias, that is a great name, wish I'd known it for ds2.

My granddads were called William and Ernest. Not sure about dh's, he never met either of them and doesn't talk about them ever. I love the name William but it was poo-pooed, and Ernest is very, well, old-fashioned and what with dh being French, just a bit too British for him!

Good luck finding a name. We had such a lot of trouble with ds2, not agreeing on one at all. I went with his actual name for want of a better one but absolutely love it now, and it suits him perfectly.

elQuintoConyo Wed 01-Jan-14 15:50:04

James (Irish)
Donald (English)
Marc (French)
Victor (German)

Mix of mine and DH's.

starlightloz Wed 01-Jan-14 19:29:02

Walter and William referred to as Bill.

missmrsmummy Wed 01-Jan-14 23:32:02

Jack and Theo - I love both names!

mrsyattering Wed 01-Jan-14 23:42:41

Mine are
Thomas & James
Dh's are
Edward & Bernard

IamMrsElf Mon 20-Jan-14 18:22:00

Mine are:
Michael and Lester

DH's are Kenneth and George.

We named DS1 (inadvertently) after my GGF Stanley.

I love traditional names. I think Arthur is fab. I knew an Arthur at school who was really nice.

William Harold

Reginald Ernest

Fabulous names!!!

DuchessofKirkcaldy Mon 20-Jan-14 18:33:09

John Mackie and George Louis
maternal great grandfathers George and Edward

Dhs grandfathers
Thomas and Joseph

girliefriend Mon 20-Jan-14 18:34:31

Alfred (Alf) and Charles

Cherriesarered Mon 20-Jan-14 18:35:20

Charles Morris

RustyBear Mon 20-Jan-14 18:39:26

Donald Bertram Scott and Arthur George

DH's were Ebenezer William and Thomas

Algorithm Mon 20-Jan-14 21:25:58

David and Bernard.
We also have a James.

catinboots Mon 20-Jan-14 21:31:10

DGFs - Denis and Frank

DF/DFil/DSFil - Cliff, Anthony and David

SadieWord Tue 21-Jan-14 18:06:17

Harold and John

LadyHarrietdeSpook Tue 21-Jan-14 21:23:22

William and Fredrick

Albert and Frank (DH)

LadyHarrietdeSpook Tue 21-Jan-14 21:27:42

Frederick / good Lord I can't spell!

LadyHarrietdeSpook Tue 21-Jan-14 21:28:46

Great grandfather was Augustus?! Does that help?!

GCD Tue 21-Jan-14 21:34:02

Alexander known as Alec (maternal)
Cosmo - used as DS name (paternal)

Jackthebodiless Tue 21-Jan-14 21:45:03

Calvin and Joseph. Love them both.

Fridayschild Tue 21-Jan-14 21:49:02

James. and erm, James.

serin Tue 21-Jan-14 21:49:28

Edward and William

tassisssss Tue 21-Jan-14 21:49:54

John and James (Jim)

Jaskla Tue 21-Jan-14 21:53:49

John and Alan

GoldieBear Tue 21-Jan-14 21:57:19

Jesse (pronounced Jess)

Mine are Geoff(rey) and Stan(ley)
DH's are Alf(red) and James

dannydyerismydad Tue 21-Jan-14 22:00:08

Frederick Arthur
Richard Francis

mummy1973 Tue 21-Jan-14 22:02:30

Herbert and Richard!

JustPondering Tue 21-Jan-14 22:04:22

James and Wilfred.

nikki1391 Wed 22-Jan-14 15:13:25

Romanus and Francis.....my mum took her mums surname (Francis) with happened to be her dads first name so my surname is also my grandads first name which is nice

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Wed 22-Jan-14 15:53:10

Graham and Peter

mylittlesunshine Wed 22-Jan-14 16:05:33

Alexander & Thomas

InkleWinkle Wed 22-Jan-14 16:08:55

William & George.

DH's are Michael & John

Olivegirl Wed 22-Jan-14 16:18:05

James and Charles

NigellasDealer Wed 22-Jan-14 16:20:01

John/Stanley and George

winkywinkola Wed 22-Jan-14 16:26:01

Eric and Ernst

Vikkijayne2507 Thu 23-Jan-14 11:35:13

Dennis and Alan

Floralnomad Thu 23-Jan-14 11:39:24

Mine were Arthur and Sidney
My children's GFs were Keith and David

MoominIsGoingToBeAMumWaitWHAT Thu 23-Jan-14 11:42:06

Mine are Stanley (only ever called Stan) and Andrew

OH's are Ernest and Leonard

Weegiemum Thu 23-Jan-14 11:42:24

Mine were Thomas and William (Billy).
Dh's were Paul and Samuel.

wonkylegs Thu 23-Jan-14 11:46:05

Of the grandparents I knew in our family (none sadly still with us)
David Cecil
Dennis Anthony (always called Tony)
Gordon William Stanley - always referred to by a completely different nickname that we have no idea how he got it.

Piggytastic Thu 23-Jan-14 11:54:59

Derby (called Dan) and David

TheRaniOfYawn Thu 23-Jan-14 13:27:56

Harry and Pierre.

katatonic Thu 23-Jan-14 13:41:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Astralabe Thu 23-Jan-14 18:40:04

Roland and Frank

Wanksock Sat 25-Jan-14 11:24:22

Denis and Charlie.

Great Uncles that I know - Len, Iain, Alfie, Hugh.

DH's grandfathers were David and I think Daniel was the other.

JJenson Sat 25-Jan-14 11:53:42

John Richard and Alfred.

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