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NAMES RESCUED FROM THE TITANIC

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Kotek Wed 24-Jun-09 22:33:18

i came across this article on the Namberry website and thought some of you looking for interesting names may get some inspiration!

NAMES RESCUED FROM THE TITANIC
You may have read that the last living link to the Titanic tragedy of 1912, a British woman named Millvina Dean, died last week at the age of 97. She was only nine weeks old when she was lowered into a lifeboat in a canvas mail bag and, along with her mother and two-year-old brother, was rescued by another ocean liner and taken to New York, the youngest survivor of the world?s worse ever maritime disaster.

Millvina. Now that?s a name that hasn?t been heard much since 1912. (She was actually christened Elizabeth Gladys, but for some reason was always called Millvina.) This started me wondering what other long-lost names might be found on the ship?s passenger list. Since the records are recorded by class (Millvina?s family was traveling in Third Class), it offers some insight into class differences among names as well.

Here are some more unusual names that stand out:

FIRST CLASS MALES (the majority of whom were American)

ALGERNON

ARCHIBALD

COSMO

ENGLEHART

FLETCHER

HUDSON

PERCIVAL

QUIGG

RODERICK

THORNTON

WASHINGTON

WYCKHOFF

FIRST CLASS FEMALES

CHRISTIANA

HEDWIG

KORNELIA

LEILA

LEONTINE

MAHALA

MALVINA

MARGARETTA

NELLA

OLIVE

ORIAN

SIGRID

SECOND CLASS MALES (more of these were British)

ALDEN

DENZIL

EDWY

ENNIS

ESCOTT

PERCY

REGINALD

SERAFINO

SHADRACH

SIBLEY

SINAI

VILO

SECOND CLASS FEMALES

ANTONINE

ARGENE

CLEAR

FLORENTINA

IMANITA

LULU

LUTIE

LYYLI

MARTA

OLGA

ROBERTHA

SIMONNE

THIRD CLASS MALES (much more multi-cultural, including a number of Austro-Hungarians, Bulgarians, Swedes, and Syrians.)

ANDERS

BARTOL

FILIP

JOVAN

JOVO

KANIO

LALIO

MILAN

NESTOR

ROSS MORE

THOR

WOOLF

THIRD CLASS FEMALES

ALFRIDA

ALOISA

BANOIURA

EBBA

ELIINA

HANORA

LATIFA

MALAKE

MARIJA

SELINI

SULTANA

THAMINE

giraffescantdancethetango Wed 24-Jun-09 22:35:23

Thats really interesting

suwoo Wed 24-Jun-09 22:37:56

It is very interesting and what a bunch of random names, not many there in common usage.

dizzydixies Wed 24-Jun-09 22:41:03

I didn't see Kate or Leonardo in there grin

what a fantastic range of names, some absolute brilliant ones

whereeverIlaymyhat Thu 25-Jun-09 07:00:56

Or Jack or Rose hmmmm
Don't like any of them I'm afraid.
But am glad they were rescued.

TwoSunnyDays Thu 25-Jun-09 12:51:07

JOVAN sounds quite nice and modern

ThePhantomPlopper Thu 25-Jun-09 13:02:50

Wow that is interesting, some great names there.

I love the name Fletcher and would have used it for DS if DH hadn't refused.

shoobidoo Thu 25-Jun-09 18:38:21

Very interesting! Actually some nice names amongst them...

It's interesting how names do evolve. I wonder what poeple in 80-100 years will think of today's names...smile.

corblimeymadam Thu 25-Jun-09 18:56:24

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PeppermintPatty Fri 26-Jun-09 15:05:19

Crikey could you imagine if they had mumsnet baby names threads in the olden days!

And the slating the mothers of those people would get? grin

"What do you think of these names for our DS, we want something unusual: WYCKHOFF, QUIGG, VILO"

MamaG Fri 26-Jun-09 15:07:30

belgian bun are you Hedwig?!

pania Fri 26-Jun-09 17:54:44

Or Lyyli - they had kre8tiv spelling in 1912 too! grin

claricebeansmum Fri 26-Jun-09 17:56:47

Sultana

Would she have been the Chardonnay of 1912? grin

KAEKAE Mon 13-Jul-09 23:59:56

Very interesting but I wouldn't consider using any of those names!! grin

EyeballsintheSky Tue 14-Jul-09 00:43:13

I really like Ennis

<<makes note>>

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