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  1. #1
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    Cemetery Finds

    I know I've posted a few threads like this in the past, but I've been reviewing more lists of graves in my area (internment.net is the site I use!), and I've come across some outstanding combinations (which I'll post later in a separate thread), and some, intriguing name choices.

    The names that I found repeated the most, were Phebe and Ellenor, presumably because during the 1800s, many people actually did not attend school for long, if at all, so the spellings and the writing skills were often confusing. Many names are spelled out as they sound - similar to a trend occurring now.

    Also, a lot of 'trendy names' such as Hudson and Ashton appear frequently, I've noticed a lot of Findlay/Finlay/Finley's before in other cemeteries too, dating back as far as the 1700s.

    Here's the list (sorry it's rather lengthy!):

    Different choices & unusual names:

    Ellemma
    Phebe
    Celesta
    Fidelia (this one appears a lot!)
    Sarella
    Annetta
    Chapin (b)
    Gulvart (b)
    Elmirah (g)
    Wiloughby Staples (b)
    Rose Salmon
    Almira (g)
    Christman (b)
    Marandus
    Mercie
    Ensign (b)
    Alanson (b)
    Sidwell Estella (g)
    Panayoti (b)
    Altoon (g)
    Wilkie (b)
    Ilona (g)
    Manda (g - born 1799)
    Huldah (g)
    Ransom (b)
    Ivadell (g)
    Levinia
    Evalena
    Ellenor
    Williamene
    Purlan (b)
    Clementina
    Almarina
    Southworth (b)
    Mahlon
    Iola
    Helinda
    Ivanhoe
    Lebaron Botsford
    Ariel (g - born 1888)
    Eldred
    Faith Philip (gender unknown)
    Ettie
    Mabelle
    Ashton (b, born 1869)
    Decourcy (father and son shared the name)
    Mostyn Llewellyn
    Illa Vern
    Finis
    Hugh Bluett (......)
    Salina
    Ailis (possibly Ay-lish, or Alice)
    Virta
    Claria
    Clarinda
    Tomima (g)
    Aba Avangeline
    Alem
    Ealsoria (g)
    Achsah
    Milne
    Georgianna
    Georgeanna
    Ermina
    Lorene Idola
    Orval
    Thirza Otrige (also has a daughter named Thirza)
    Emeretta (maiden name - Emery)
    Juletta
    Orrel (g)
    Cephas
    Louie Ereline (g)
    Tellie
    Delmar (b)
    Inman (b)
    Lovancha (g)
    Munson (b)
    Solist
    Hussell
    Arunah (b)
    Mount
    Loreen
    Reain
    Royal
    Theophilus
    Melvina
    Flewelling
    Wildie (b)
    Lorienne
    Catharin
    Mymie
    Benona
    Diantha
    Hazen (b)
    Orpha
    Wilhena
    Credence (g)
    Donelda Joan
    Zybella
    Halsey Park
    Percyvill
    Meredith (b)
    Regional
    Colonel
    Theodocia Emily
    Hamlet
    Demarias
    Lovie
    Orpheous
    Lettia
    Thressa
    Jabez
    Edmondson
    Colonel David
    Sophronia
    Marybelle
    Wilmot
    Esmond
    Wilford
    Fergus Isabella
    Ray Agnes (gender unknown)
    Ida Lobella
    Cherry Maud
    Mercilla
    Aseneth (g)
    Artimus James
    Elmir Franklin
    Salem
    Amasa
    Zilpha
    Keturah
    Letha
    Electa
    Maleleel
    Ociola (b)
    Sallas
    Domincus
    Alace (g)
    Luman (b)
    Honickel
    Edee
    Lauriston
    Pheba
    Eupheamia
    Alceona
    Rosellen
    Ardelia


    Are there any names on that list that you would choose to use?
    haley ~ nineteen ~ journalism student ♔
    "The most courageous act is still to think for yourself, aloud" - Coco Chanel ♔

    ♔ Charlotte, Lily, Libby, Harriet, Violet, Daisy, Lilah, Imogen, Rosie, Evelyn, Stella
    Betsy, Elsie, Florence, Mabel, Poppy, Kitty, Minnie, Nancy, Dolcie, Betty, Martha

    ♔ Henry, Archie, William, Benedict, Daniel, Alfie, James, George, Charlie, Arthur, Ezra
    Louis, Albert, Morgan, Andrew, Christian, Ernest, Winston, Emmett, Matthew, Wilfred, Joel


  2. #3
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    Thanks for posting-- I find the names in old cemeteries interesting too!

    I like the idea of Credence for a boy-- maybe with the nn Creed? I wouldn't use it as a name, but I do love Cherry Maud-- it just reminds me of pie!

    Some others that I like from the list or think have potential:

    Boy:
    Wilkie
    Lauriston
    Milne

    Girl:
    Claria
    Sophronia
    Theodocia
    Thressa

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    I still think Charlie Honickel and Donelda Ray Agnes are winners.
    Emily / 20 / American

    Not loving names at the moment.

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    Nothing I would use, but I think Christman is kinda neat!

    Ciaran David Eugene * Peter Malachi "Machi" * Jonah William * George Abraham Wolf * Sidney Dean
    Noel * Hamish * Hugo * Arthur * Benedict * Rory * Jonathan * River * Westley * Harper
    Jane Silvia Hero * Mary Odilia Lark * Susannah Miriam "Annie" * Alice Thisbe * Victoria Ivy
    Eden * Daisy * Georgiana * Niamh * Phoebe * Marigold * Juliette * Isobel * Esther * Ruth

  5. #9
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    What a neat list! Thanks for sharing!

    My favorites are:
    Annetta
    Sarella
    Royal- One of my GP
    Meredith
    Theodocia
    Lovie - Think it would be so cute as a middle name
    Edmondson

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