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Thread: Southern Aristocrat Names
March 1st, 2013 02:29 AM #26Junior Member
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Giving your daughter your mother's/grandmother's maiden name is, to me, the Southern-est of Southern naming practices. You can most certainly venture further off into other branches of your family tree also.
Unfortunately this isn't a workable solution for everyone (I doubt we're going to be seeing people naming their children Pulaski or Berkowitz anytime soon) but that's probably why this practice remains confined to Southerners of British or French extraction.
I have a soft spot for Reed - it's my mother's maiden name and it would be at the top of my list for a son or a daughter.
Some of the other heirloom names I knew/encountered/heard growing up were:
Girls: Adair, Ashton, Britton, Carter, English, Ferron, Hollis, McCall, Merritt, Morgan, Perrin, Yates
Boys: Baker, Britt, Burke, Butler, Fielder, McCormick, McKay ("Mac" as nn), Pierce, Walker, Whitton (nn "Whit")Favorite Names:
GIRLS: Abigail — Adelaide —Alice — Anna — Averell — Caroline — Clara — Consuelo — Edith —Eleanor — Ellery — Emmeline — Georgiana — Hadley — Holland — Isabel — Judith —Kerr — Lilly — Louisa — Lucienne — Margaret — Maria —Martha —Michaelle — Mireille
BOYS: Aaron — Andrew — Benjamin —Charles — Christopher —Durand —Everett — Ezra — Henry —James — John — Leith —Reed — William —Wright
March 1st, 2013 08:26 AM #28Senior Member
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- Feb 2013
I love the vibe your going for!
Here are some suggestions:
Harper & Rowan Jane
Middle names for Harper
Waverley & Rowan Jane
Middle names for Waverley...
Chase & Rowan Jane
Middle names for Chase..
Liv & Rowan Jane
Middle names for Liv...
Paisley & Rowan Jane
Middle names for Paisley...
Juno & Rowan Jane
Middle names for Juno...
Willa & Rowan Jane
Middle names for Willa...
Hope my attempted of capturing the vibe has helped x