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What were your grandparents called?

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Oopsie Sun 12-Jun-11 15:50:20

I'm looking for some good oldie names.

lockets Sun 12-Jun-11 15:52:50

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aliceliddell Sun 12-Jun-11 15:53:02

Laurence, Violet, Margaret, Charles, Eleanor/Nellie, Benjamin (open adoption, so 6)

DirtyMartini Sun 12-Jun-11 15:53:31


BelleEnd Sun 12-Jun-11 15:53:57

Oh nice idea! Mine are alive, kicking and wonderful.
Una (I love this)

Bunbaker Sun 12-Jun-11 15:56:21

Prudence and Thomas
Felix and Irmgard

jenniec79 Sun 12-Jun-11 15:56:58

Mary & Frank

Dora & Lewis

I only ever met Dora, in fact she was the only one surviving when my parents got together.

I'd like to use the name Dora for a girl but worry about the "Explorer" connection.

Lewis I much prefer to Louis for a boy, but prefer Frances (girl) to Frank/Francis (boy)

Mary's sister was Auntie Lily (Who I did meet - in fact she lived with us when I was a child). I'd definately use the name Lilian (nn Lily) too.

Oopsie Sun 12-Jun-11 15:57:30

Sorry Bellend, I should have added a '/are' there fir those still alive and kicking.

fivegomadindorset Sun 12-Jun-11 15:58:55

Alec, Bridget, Joseph, Elizabeth.

UrsulaBuffay Sun 12-Jun-11 15:59:02


rachel1970 Sun 12-Jun-11 15:59:36

Quentin & Mary
Sigrid & Charles

iskra Sun 12-Jun-11 16:00:07

Audrey Jean and Arthur Maynard
Mary and Harry

G grandparents were
Molly and Barnes
Marie and Humphrey
Georgina and Maynard
Arthur and Elizabeth

rachel1970 Sun 12-Jun-11 16:00:08

Ursula, how can you have 6 grandparents ??

itsohsoquiet Sun 12-Jun-11 16:00:19

Nellie Dorothy
Edith Elena

Chandon Sun 12-Jun-11 16:01:18


roguepixie Sun 12-Jun-11 16:01:19

Agnes Lillian and Albert Francis
Harry and Doris

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 12-Jun-11 16:01:28

Isabella and Thomas
Charles and Janet

ByTheBeardOfZeus Sun 12-Jun-11 16:02:14

Jock and May, Louis and Patricia.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 12-Jun-11 16:02:25

Hannah Mary and John Thomas

Frederick John and Ada

GRW Sun 12-Jun-11 16:02:31

Alice and Herbert
Olwen and John

QOD Sun 12-Jun-11 16:02:37

Bertha and Kenneth
Renee and Ernest

steps - Gordon & Bridget

DH's - dunno - nanna no legs is all I know!

iskra Sun 12-Jun-11 16:02:51

Rachel1970 - adoption, remarriage...? DP had three grandfathers, two biological and one step.

AmazingBouncingFerret Sun 12-Jun-11 16:03:47

Elsie and Thomas
(my Nannas 2nd husband who I considered my grandad was called Edward.)

John and Catherine. Infact she has the exact same name as our future queen. grin

coccyx Sun 12-Jun-11 16:06:52

mollie and jack
robert and helen

mejon Sun 12-Jun-11 16:07:29

John and Catherine Averina (known as Vri)

Sidney and Sallie.

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