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Old-Timey Names

I just came across my family tree on my father's side. Here are some of the old-timey names:PeregrimeCorneliusSylvarius<br>RoyalOrinAbelLaurindaEbenezerAnna ElviraWilliam EvadnerDoes your family tree have any funky names?
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  • That looks like a family tree from a Harry Potter book.Bertha MayConneleaAmadeus
  • ooh, Amadeus, nice!
  • I love Cornelius.We have Homer, Lacey, Ruth, Armond Leland, Emery, Obie, Auby, Alta Mae.
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    I kind of like Peregrime.
  • I have Elmo, Florita, and Clifford, off the top of my head.  Brett had a pair of twins in his family named Otis and Odis.  He has quite a few wierd names in his family, but I can never remember them.

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  • I have August, Neola, Hersheleen (sp), Hendalee, Margaret, Louis, Richard, Mary Ann, Betty
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  • The only one that sticks out in my memory is Honora Matilda.
    I'm pretty sure it's pronounced your mom's a moron and if you didn't have your name legally changed by the age of 22, so are you. Unless you're from another continent. -Groomz
  • My great-grandfather was Tennis. Like the sport. And while its gaining popularity recently, for the past 5 generations pretty much every woman on my mom's side is either Claire or their middle name/confirmation name is Claire.

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  • We have a Bithia, a Virgillia, and a Ruth. Much much closer to me in generation than one would think.
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  • I forgot to include my grandfather's middle name was Aloysius.
    I'm pretty sure it's pronounced your mom's a moron and if you didn't have your name legally changed by the age of 22, so are you. Unless you're from another continent. -Groomz
  • I should know this but I'm drawing a blank.  My husband's grandfather was named Anton.  I kind of love that name.Also, I'm going to be singing the Barnaby and Cornelius from Hello Dolly for the next hour after seeing Bloomie's list.
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  • Couple more a bit further back:ClaudeAltaHomerLemuel
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  • oh I have a cousin named Lemuel.
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  • My middle name is old-timey :)  Too identifiable to post though.
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  • Much much closer to me in generation than one would thinkYeah, none of mine are older than great-grandparent/aunt level.
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  • Leander (uncle)  that could be his NA name, not sureIda  - great grandmotherValentine - gm
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  • My grandparents are Wendell and Oleta.I also have Mabel, Lynette, Ransom, Dale, and Royal.
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  • Ransom isn't an old timey name, it is an Ward vamp.
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  • No, no. That would be Rhansom.
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  • I actually really like some old timey names... Shocking, coming from me, eh?!In fact, two of our top picks if we have a girl are Amelia (honoring my great grandmother) or Matilda (honoring H's great aunt)But there are plenty of weird ones only a few branches back on my family tree:  Octavia, Homer, Bertha, Avonelle, Wilma Jean, Ulysses, Gladys, Herman,  Fredricka (who married Frederick) 
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  • Hm. The only one I can think of is Adelaide (no idea if I spelled that right). Other than that all I can think of are pretty standard Italian names.
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  • I think Elsie and Howarth are the only old-timey names I can think of. Unless Eva is old-timey.

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  • I hope it's not old-timey!  :PRubyOivaArvid
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  • Roland, Marcella, Silas, Everett, Hattie.
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  • Not in myfamily, but some of my best friends family:MinervaErmengildeEulalie (Lalie)
  • Peregrime -- born 1620Cornelius -- born 1682Sylvarius -- born circa 1660 Royal -- born circa 1760Orin -- born 1802Abel -- born 1800Laurinda -- born 1809Ebenezer -- born 1813Anna Elvira -- born 1830William Evadner -- born 1832The names get less weird after 1832.  Progress I suppose :P  There's a Lauretta born 1870, but that one's not so odd to me.  She had a sister named Kittie but I somehow doubt that's her given name.
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