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January 27th, 2013 02:10 PM #1
Names of the Past
I recently sat down with my grandma (Mary June) and asked her to give me some names of family members of the past. This is the list she gave me of my great aunts, great uncles, great grandparents, and even some cousins:
Velma Evelyn- my great grandma's full name
Cindia Jane- my other great grandma's full name
James Andrew Wesley (went by Wesley)- my great grandpa's full name
Mattison Thegarret (went by Matt)- my great grandpa's full name
-I don't know exactly who these other names are, most are aunts, uncles, cousins
Dee Witt (male)
Wilma Pansy* (went by Pansy)
What do you think about these name? Any you would use as a middle name or even a first name? Any you think are completely weird?
* the names I would use as possible middle names and/or first names
Last edited by marykathryn; January 27th, 2013 at 02:12 PM.
January 27th, 2013 02:27 PM #3
Oh, wow! This is such a great list. I am a big fan of vintage names.
From your list, I like:
Ollie - Maybe Olympia as a full name? Ollie is a cute name for a little girl, and Olympia is an elegant choice for when she is older.
Stella - Gorgeous in every way.
Wavie - It's distinctive and cool, and maybe you could use Waverly as a full name. I LOVE this! Do you mind if I steal it myself for a character in a book I plan to write?
Eleanor - Oh, Elegant Eleanor. How I adore thee.
And I know you didn't star this one, but I really, really like Martha. It might be that whole I-love-vintage thing, but it is so sweet and pretty.
Also, instead of Brenda, how about Brenna, Beatrice, or Beatrix? I don't know about you, but Brenda sounds a bit dated even to me, and like I've mentioned, I really like vintage.
Hope this helps!
January 27th, 2013 02:30 PM #5Emily, 19, Southeastern US.
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