Thanksgiving Baby Names: The first cool names
Bartholomew Allerton arrived on the Mayflower at the age of seven or eight with his parents, Isaac and Mary and a brother named Remember; he later returned to England. New Testament name Bartholomew, one of the 12 Apostles, has been rarely used in modern times, but could get some attention as one of the newly trending long names.
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on November 20th, 2015 at 12:07 am
These are lovely names, except Love which is just goofy.
on November 20th, 2015 at 10:58 am
Oceanus Hopkins is my ancestor 🙂 I was so glad to see his name on the list.
on November 20th, 2015 at 11:02 am
All of the Hopkins on the Mayflower family were my ancestors. It’s so awesome how their names are on this list. I love it!
on November 20th, 2015 at 11:28 am
Very cool, @dreapress. Has the name Oceanus been reused in your family in any way? Would you use it?
on November 20th, 2015 at 5:31 pm
I’m pretty sure Remember was actually a girl. Love this list though! So cool!
on November 20th, 2015 at 9:50 pm
I like so many of these. Intrigued by Jasper, Giles, and Myles at the moment. I’m hoping Susannah and Constance come back in a big way!
on November 22nd, 2015 at 4:47 pm
Dreapress – I believe Oceanus Hopkins died in infancy. I have relatives on my mother’s side descended from the Hopkins’ clan, as well. If you visit the Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, you can see Constance Hopkins’ hat.
I love biblical virtue names: Loveth, Remember, Mercy, Hopestill, Hopewell, Honor. I actually like Desire because it refers to a desire for God, though it would always need explaining. I recall a young girl impersonating the Desire of pilgrim fame on the Mayflower replica. I learned of a Remember Patience .which makes for a nice pairing – and exhortation.
I like all the names you listed and have appreciated Bartholomew (and Ichabod) the past number of years. Tolly makes a good familiar alternative to Bart.
Priscilla is a New Testament name.
Great blog and visuals!
on November 22nd, 2015 at 4:58 pm
I learned of a little girl in England named Damaris born to a family in a church with which I served on a short-term missions trip one summer. They pronounce it DaMARis, and I prefer their pronunciation to that of Christian singer DAMaris Carbaugh.
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