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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17070 on: January 04, 2013, 02:02:49 PM »
When my father was a boy, he encountered a couple of odd names. One was the name of a fellow pupil:
[redacted] Goodwilly

I'm catching up on this thread. Do you know if Goodwilly became an M.D.? One of the doctors where I used to work had that last name (and a silly first name nickname to go with it) and it can't be all that common.
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« Reply #17071 on: January 04, 2013, 02:18:45 PM »
Briony

That one is a legitimate older name that is now making a comeback.  It's a variation of the plant name bryony.
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« Reply #17072 on: January 04, 2013, 05:05:44 PM »
Maybe it's that I live in a state with a lot of Germans, but Heinrich doesn't seem that strange to me. I've seen listings for at least two boys named Otto in the last year.

Channing & Tattum seem pretty common, too. Maybe I'm just getting used to the craziness.

I think it depends on how you pronounce them. for instance, I would pronounce Tattum as Tat-tum because of the double T but based on other posts in this thread, the parents are likely to insist that it is pronounced Taytum.

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« Reply #17073 on: January 04, 2013, 05:33:37 PM »
Had a gentleman in the office last week. First and last names perfectly normal, but I don't remember them, so I'll manufacture some....his name was....John Moonstar Smith.   Yep....Moonstar...right there on his ID card. I commented on his unique middle name, and the woman with him piped up...."I'm the one who gave him that name."  All I could say was, "Well, it's certainly unique."  ::)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17074 on: January 04, 2013, 06:15:51 PM »
Amphelady.  ???

That name just turned up in my family tree. It appears that someone just made it up, as just the one person turns up when I do a Google search on the name. Her siblings were Joachim, Elizabeth, Christopher, Mary, and William.
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« Reply #17075 on: January 04, 2013, 07:16:51 PM »
I found two amazing names today: (slightly changed to protect the source)

LaShantaNette

Sabrina Victoria-Alexandra Monroe-Sebastian (and that is her maiden name)

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« Reply #17076 on: January 04, 2013, 07:25:23 PM »
Amphelady.  ???

That name just turned up in my family tree. It appears that someone just made it up, as just the one person turns up when I do a Google search on the name. Her siblings were Joachim, Elizabeth, Christopher, Mary, and William.
I have a Waitstill in my family tree.  And again, her sibs all had ordinary names, like Sarah and Ann and Elizabeth.
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« Reply #17077 on: January 04, 2013, 07:43:18 PM »
Maybe it's that I live in a state with a lot of Germans, but Heinrich doesn't seem that strange to me. I've seen listings for at least two boys named Otto in the last year.

Channing & Tattum seem pretty common, too. Maybe I'm just getting used to the craziness.

I think it depends on how you pronounce them. for instance, I would pronounce Tattum as Tat-tum because of the double T but based on other posts in this thread, the parents are likely to insist that it is pronounced Taytum.

It's supposed to be spelled Tatum, and the pronunciation makes sense. (As in the actor Channing Tatum.) The double t should indeed make it be pronounced Tat-tum, but people are just misspelling it without realizing that changes the pronunciation.

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« Reply #17078 on: January 04, 2013, 07:51:02 PM »
While we're on the subject of family trees, I have a couple of names to share

Shadrack Meshack and Van Buren, both father and son. I came across these while looking at my family tree recently.

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« Reply #17079 on: January 04, 2013, 09:26:43 PM »
While we're on the subject of family trees, I have a couple of names to share

Shadrack Meshack and Van Buren, both father and son. I came across these while looking at my family tree recently.

Shadrack and Meshack are alternate spellings of Biblical characters Shadrach and Meshach ( Book of Daniel )

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« Reply #17080 on: January 04, 2013, 10:00:48 PM »
List of names from the last 3 months birth records at the local hospital here:


Some of those are not too out there. I've seen names like Tenley and Blakely before. And I used to have a co-worker named Pryiah. I thought that was quite pretty.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17081 on: January 04, 2013, 11:49:45 PM »
While we're on the subject of family trees, I have a couple of names to share

Shadrack Meshack and Van Buren, both father and son. I came across these while looking at my family tree recently.

If there are already two kids named Shadrack and Meshack, why not just go ahead and name the third kid Abednego?
Why switch out to Van Buren?

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« Reply #17082 on: January 05, 2013, 12:06:38 AM »
While we're on the subject of family trees, I have a couple of names to share

Shadrack Meshack and Van Buren, both father and son. I came across these while looking at my family tree recently.

If there are already two kids named Shadrack and Meshack, why not just go ahead and name the third kid Abednego?
Why switch out to Van Buren?

Somebody's interests switched from Biblical to American history?

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« Reply #17083 on: January 05, 2013, 01:40:16 AM »
I know both a Channing and a Manning, both male, about 50 years old. Manning's father was named Ladd. Ladd's own father was named Manning, and his father was Ladd. The first sons alternated names through several generations.

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« Reply #17084 on: January 05, 2013, 03:20:01 PM »
Briony

That one is a legitimate older name that is now making a comeback.  It's a variation of the plant name bryony.

I know two women named Briony, both in their mid to late twenties. They pronounce it differently though, so one is Bree-ony, and the other is Bri(long i)-ony.