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EmbraceTheSarcasm Sat 14-May-16 11:42:50

Been reading the thread about twin girls named Diesel and Levi and thinking with fondness of some of the more exotic names that have cropped up in my research.
Gypsy families often have very different names. Cinderella, Freedom, Fairlander or Fairlinda or Pharalinda, Brittania are female examples. Goliath was a nice male one.
Just found a whole rash of Philadelphias (female) often shortened to Philly.
Whole family of H's Henry Humphrey, his wife Hannah and their children, Harriet, Hodiah, Heber, Henry, Hammoleketh.
Woman called Hamilton Campbell, I love that. Her mothers maiden surname was Hamilton. She is in Cath Kidston's family tree. Female Hamiltons all the way through it ever after.
Any interesting ones?

cdtaylornats Mon 30-May-16 22:52:06

Lillias - a Scottish version of Lillian
Adney Queery from 1880s America
Alexandrina - they had run out of time for having a boy and needed to name a child for paternal grandfather
Gavinia - again needed a boy really
Penniwell - in 1800s Scotland

RosesandRugbyPlease Mon 30-May-16 22:56:33

I have found Alethea (female), Rice (Male), Gullimus (Male), Marmaduke (male), Gaylord (male).

I'm sure there's a few others too but these are the ones that spring to mind grin

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Mon 30-May-16 22:57:21

Pym. Lots and lots of Pyms.

Shosha1 Mon 30-May-16 23:23:28

Titus, Mordicai and Deborah all born and bred in Somerset in the mid 1800's

Hay, Denholm and Oskar in Scotland about the same time

AyeMoffTwerk Fri 03-Jun-16 10:03:46

cdtaylornats my mother has told me in the past that it was very common in Scotland to change a fathers name to the feminine, often in rather clunky ways, for a daughter.
She had school friends called Davina and Davida for example. Not too bad, Davida got shortened to Vida.

CaptainWarbeck Fri 03-Jun-16 10:07:06

I've come across a Jago (Cornish I think), an Amos and a Mercy.

1horatio Fri 17-Jun-16 20:37:25

Leondina (great grandmother, S Italy, fam owned an estate), Aquilina (Leo's sister, originally supposed to marry Leo's husband Ludovico), Carmine (Leo's brother).
Ulla (my Swedish granny).

My dad's paternal family tree goes back to 15smth (or further, I never really cared that much. Yes, I'm terrible...) but I do know that there was a Hedwig, an Adalbert and other clunky names like this.

Lillias is simply brilliant. It's absolutely lovely! smile

MerilwenRose Wed 29-Jun-16 06:58:08

Nebuchadnezzar I've found a few times! And Mordecai. Have never managed to link them to my family though. There is also a man with the first name Pearl who I am sure is linked to my family, but I just can't quite prove it yet.

Currently researching a branch of the family that features a Horatio, a Dulcibella, a Bartholomew and an Ebenezer.
I have a distant relation who was born at sea and had the middle name of Neptune. Also a relative who was the tenth child and had the middle name Decima.

jessica132 Mon 04-Jul-16 10:49:55

Freedom as a name? This is actually a good idea grin

LuluJakey1 Sat 30-Jul-16 21:01:15

Nicholas (girl in Scotland)
Johnson (girl in Scotland)
Hardcastle (boy in Northumberland)
Siddle (boy in Northumberland)

ffon Sun 31-Jul-16 10:17:25

Old German and Dutch connections in family tree brought up
Genovefa- female
and more, must look them up again

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