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  1. #21
    My granny was Elva. I passed it on to my daughter. She is Caroline Elva.

  2. #23
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    Feb 2013
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    Oh man, my husband has a Fate Rambo in his family tree. He lived in the twenties. Intense name, I wonder what he was like. Most of the other names are more familiar but I'll have to see if I can remember some of the gems. There are some great ones in this thread!
    Mama to my dear little bear <3

  3. #25
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    Callaway is my favorite name from my family tree. I also like Murphy, Freeman, Erastus, and Hamilton.
    Emily • Nineteen • United States
    History student, name nerd, and general geek.
    ♂ | Samuel Edward George Arthur Ezra Gideon James
    ♀ | Jane Helen Anne Cora Phoebe Gwen Catherine

  4. #27
    I've been working on my tree for the better part of a year, and I've gotten several generations back. Here are some of the gems I've uncovered:

    Moses
    Love (yes, on a guy)
    Ichabod (this excited me)
    Ebenezer
    Alonzo
    Denver (a couple of them)
    Bartlett
    Dixon
    Adam (suprised at how many there are)
    Christian
    Josiah
    Sterling
    Harley
    Zebulon
    Stark
    Bailey (as a middle name)

    Mercy (several on both sides)
    Jerusha
    Patience
    Damaris
    Hattie
    Tabitha
    Melinda (was suprised to find this on someone in the 1800s)
    Zona
    Silas ~ Gideon ~ Lincoln ~ Ezekiel ~ Malachi ~ Samuel ~ Ezra ~ Charlie ~ Gabriel ~ Elliott
    Maisie ~ Sophie ~ Naomi ~ Willa ~ Evangeline ~ Freya ~ Vivienne ~ Nora ~ Josephine ~ Daphne

  5. #29
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Posts
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    I just found some pretty cool ones from my swedish side of the family:
    Avram (americanized to Abraham)
    Eztir (americanized to Esther)
    Axel
    Linnea (pronounced the proper swedish way which is Li-neer no Li-NAY-uh like nameberry says)
    Caron (pronounced Core-in)
    Jean
    Nils

    Also some surnames that might be good:
    Murphy
    Patton
    Carlsson
    Rubin (same as Rueben)
    Samuelsson

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