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January 26th, 2013 06:01 PM #1Senior Member
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Wartime Character Names
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January 26th, 2013 06:19 PM #3
For girl: Patricia, Judith, Margaret, Helen, Ruth, Susan, Marjorie, Loretta, Audrey, I found these names off the social security list for the 1940s which might help you.
For the little boy: Johnny, Edward, Robert, Walter, Jack, Frederick (Freddie), Thomas (Tommie)
For the dad: Joseph, Henry, Arthur, Philip, Theodore, Oliver, Alexander, Victor
I hope this helpedRaquel-22 year old who loves names, books, and languages
Ladies: Catherine Isabella,Helena Margaret, Clara Josephine, Amelia Juliet, Louisa Genevieve, Eva Rosalind, Rose Caroline, Edith Lenore, Charlotte Rosamund, Eleanora Winter, Marina Adelaide, Emmeline Margot
Gentlemen: Frederick Arthur, Nicholas Hugo, Henry Oliver, William Grey, Matthew Isaiah, Thomas Alaric, George Everett, Edmund Tobias, Asher (?)
January 26th, 2013 06:44 PM #5Member
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For the girl: Naomi, Cecily, Kathleen, Miriam, or Helena. I also think the names listed above would work, but she may go by a nickname, which was common for girls of that era. There are lots of Susie, Sherrie, Dottie, Lindy, names in that generation.
For the little boy: Alistair, Benjamin, Charlie, or Thomas/Tommie. A serious name on a precocious kid works well.
For the dad: seconding Henry & Arthur; Niles, Maxwell, or Bernie (Sorry, these got a little random.)
January 26th, 2013 11:50 PM #7
For the girl: Eleanor, Alice, Charlotte (nn Lottie), Dorothy (nn Dottie), Elizabeth (nn Bettey, Betsy, or Eliza), Margot, or Winifred
For the boy: Robert, Thomas, Edward, Edmund, Frederick, Theodore, Charles, Archibald (nn Archie), Samyel
For the Dad: Henry, Arthur, Hubert, Herbert, Bernard, Leopold, Lewis, Quincy
Hope that helps!-Athena
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January 27th, 2013 05:36 AM #9
Are they British? If so you'd need to research our name lists (if we have any) rather than Americas. If we don't have any lists then a basic search on Ancestry.co.uk should do the trick. It's free to use. Put in the common surname of 'Smith', gender, location and year of birth, hit search and it'll give you some clues as to names.
Men born in Liverpool in 1890: Charles, Dominic, Edward, Malcolm, Louis.
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