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  #1  
December 12th, 2012, 07:51 AM
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I found some interesting names on my grandfather's family tree that goes back to 1600s Virginia colony (now North Carolina).

Male:
Rexford
Christopher Columbus (nn Lum)
Kedar and Cader (I assume pronounced the same!)
Plus many Owens and Johns

Female:
Beulah
Louvenia
Lula
Plus many Marys and unnamed girl children and wives

Has anyone else looked for names in an old family tree?
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December 12th, 2012, 08:46 AM
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Interesting list, Rexford is kind of cool

I've gone through my family tree, a lot of ethnic names like Heinrich.
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December 12th, 2012, 09:46 AM
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I never really thought to go back very far. It was important to incorperate family names of people we know and loved. but I'm at least going to go take a look for interest sake to see if there are any good ideas in there!
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December 12th, 2012, 12:40 PM
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I am a total sucker for using family names. My son was named after my grandfather, who I was very close to and respected so much. So, it's a proud name that he will carry through his life. I'm pregnant with another boy, and I can't really come up with any old family names that I like, but I really want to try. His middle name will be John, after my great-grandfather. I LOVE looking back and seeing the names of those who I'm related to!
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December 12th, 2012, 01:35 PM
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I ADORE family names...which is why I use them as middle names for my kids! DD's middle name is after my mom and DS's middle name is after DF's grandpa.

Some interesting names I've found in my family tree:
Ola Mae
Levita
Margaret Elizabeth
Beatrice
Tinsey (pronounce tyne-see) Pearl
Rita Jane
Dimple Dayle

Clois (pronounced cloyce)
Glenn Hal
Wilson Douglas
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December 12th, 2012, 06:59 PM
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My great-grandmother's name was Marietta. Pronouse marie -ta not mary-etta. I've never heard that name before.
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December 12th, 2012, 11:48 PM
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I love Rexford. I've always liked Beulah.
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December 13th, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Jude was my paternal great grandfathers middle name, which is what we named our second son
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December 13th, 2012, 02:34 PM
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Havent had the oppourtunity to use many names yet. Just my dads name. lol


Lots of names in the family I like though. Mostly old english.

john edward carson joy margaret thomas james charlotte vivian elizabeth allan lois betty gertrude georgina rose fern lydia albert isaac walter frances
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December 13th, 2012, 09:31 PM
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I think that Rexford is really cool and different.
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December 18th, 2012, 02:47 PM
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I love this idea I am going to have to look into this!! I really like Rexford
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December 26th, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Annika was on ours. I really wanted to use it up until I got pregnant with DD it slipped my mind. I guess it wasn't meant to be. We did use my Grandmother's mn as her mn though, Elaine.
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December 26th, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Hmm the only names I can think of are
Oliver which there are many many in my family
I also had a great great Grandmother named Twila and on my fathers side I believe we had a Magnus.
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December 27th, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Yes, I love using family names. It just gives more depth to the name for me, so each of my kids have a family name somewhere in their names and always will.

Gabriel's middle name is James which is a family name on both sides. James is my FIL's full name and it is my grandmother's maiden name (which is why it also became my brother's middle name).

This baby will be named Roman. The Ro- portion of the name comes from both sides of our family as well. My great grandmother's maiden name was Roe and DH's grandfather's first name is Ronell (pronounced Roe-nell). My mom is already referring to him by "Roe"

If we ever have a girl her name will be Charlotte which is a combination of family name on my dad's side. Charlotte is the feminine version of the name Charles which is my father's full first name and all of my uncle's first names. Charles was also the full first name of my brother who passed away. And a NN for Charlotte is Lottie which was my great grandmother's first name. It's very special to me so I hope I get to use it one day.
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