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Antique Given Names

 
 
Reply Tue 8 Jan, 2019 09:27 pm
I saw on another site an invitation to share names from the past. I know a number of them, based on actual persons I knew or knew of. Here are some.

Appalonie
Ploner
Villa
DeWitt
Muriel
Twins: Lilly May and Willy Fay
Clifford


Feel free to add the ones you know of.
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cherrie
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jan, 2019 09:36 pm
@edgarblythe,
Many years ago I knew a pair of twins named Henry and Henrietta. I remember feeling very sorry for them.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jan, 2019 11:00 pm
I remember a Velma, Hattie, Horace -
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jan, 2019 02:20 am
Quote:
14 Insane Names Victorian Parents Actually Gave Their Kids


https://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/insane-british-names-from-the-19th-century

My favourite is That’s It Who’d Have Thought It.
cherrie
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jan, 2019 02:39 am
@izzythepush,
One Too Many must have felt very wanted.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jan, 2019 04:36 am
@cherrie,
It could be worse, civil war Puritans used to call their kids names like Despair. Imagine being called that.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jan, 2019 05:22 am
Thanks for adding that aspect to the thread. I can't understand why names that may adversely affect a child for an entire lifetime should be allowed. It's not as if they are property, like a dog.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jan, 2019 06:18 am
@edgarblythe,
Not necessarily David Bowie's son Zowie Bowie now call himself Duncan Jones.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncan_Jones

What you said about property is interesting, back then a lot of people did view kids as their property. It's still the case today in some religious groups.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jan, 2019 06:29 am
Yes, I know lots of people who consider the kids "theirs." They will have lots of adjusting to do.

I wonder how Dweezil and Moon Unit Zappa are doing these days.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jan, 2019 06:39 am
@edgarblythe,
Moon Unit is still Moon Unit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_Zappa
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jan, 2019 06:49 am
While considering the name, "Mable," it occurred to me that what may seem archaic to a Texan/Californian may be contemporary with other groups of people.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jan, 2019 06:55 am
@edgarblythe,
We spell it differently. Includes a pre python Eric Idle.

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jan, 2019 10:03 am
I haven't ignored Chinese and Japanese names. I am just too ignorant to bring it up.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jan, 2019 02:16 pm
These are Spanish names with Latin or Germanic roots that are still used today, although they sound as if you could blow the dust off them:
Sigiberto
Rigoberto
Ruthila
Eusebio
Oswaldo
Wilfrdeo
Eugenio
Panelope
Gertrudes
Panfilo
Guillermo (in French Guillaume, "William")
Clodonisio

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2019 08:44 am
Gene Autry's real first name was Orvon.
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