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  1. #1
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    Gems in the family tree

    My grandfathers cousin dropped off my paternal family tree and I was delighted to find a few unusual but interesting girls names:

    Albertine - love! I know my husband would never agree to use it and it doesn't really go with my daughters name but its my new name crush. Personally I had never heard it before.
    Ottofine - not sure I even like it but it intreages me.
    Therin - love but would of thought boy, this lady was born in 1841
    Elvina - with Eve, Ava and Seraphina growing in popularity this could work, but it's not one I'd use
    Dorothea (b 1836) and Doretha (1855) and Doris (1913) perhaps a family name that was ajusted to suit current fashion?

    Any gems in your family tree?

  2. #3
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    I've listed all of mine once before but a new one I found recently is Joyce (born around 1550) and a Joanne (born around 1600) I wasn't expecting to see either of those that far back.

    Etherlinda is by far the oddest name to turn up though.
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


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  3. #5
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    I've got:
    Rose
    Esfira - which was changed to Esther
    Mordechai
    Celia
    Philip (lots of 'em on both sides of the family)
    Theodore

  4. #7
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    Eudora - Casilda - Violetta - Odelia - Leocadia - Odette - Isolde - Valentine - Leopoldine - Isadora
    Eulalia - Aurelia - Marigold - Ariadne - Viola - Cosima - Philomena
    Averil - Caius - Casimir - Basil - Ignatius - Benedict - Thaddeus - Raphael - Leopold - Clement
    Cassian - Isidore - Wenceslaus - Balthasar - Arlo - Gilbert - Cornelius - Augustine - Carlisle

  5. #9
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    You have such interesting families! On the rare occasion my ancestors weren't calling their kids John, Mary, Elizabeth or Thomas, I found:

    Boys:
    Ren
    Leighton
    Lando
    Horace & Harold (twins)
    Joshua (like Joanna and Joyce, it was apparently amongst the more popular names around the 1700s but I still find it odd on someone born pre-1980)
    And an honourary mention to the couple that named their eighth-born son David Benjamin Octavius

    Girls:
    Aseneth
    Angelina
    Rhoda
    Rosetta
    Salome

    Actually my family were so dull in their naming choices that if they decided to use a middle or even a more 'exotic' first name like Charlotte or Edwin- that was a cause for celebration for me
    William ♠ Thomas ♠ Peter ♠ Henry ~ Rose ♠ Alice ♠ Ivy ♠ Lowenna
    Mowesi ~ Henwyn Kernewek ~ Mebyon

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