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#1 Oriental lily

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

Hi everyone.

My cousin recently done some intensive research in to our family tree on my dads side.

What I find interesting is how the same name and variations of he name were very popular.

These names were
Annie
Sarah
James
Patrick.

Just wondering what is popular in your family tree.

It's funny that I have an Annabel who I shorten to Annie.
So the popularity goes down to the next generation. And I named her ths before even seeing the family tree.

Does your family have a long history with particular names?

#2 duckasorus

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:31 PM

Hugh
Thomas
Flora
Louise


#3 Bomber girl

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

James

#4 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

My dad is Italian so every one on his side of the family use the same names over and over. They usually name the first son and daughter after the paternal grandparents and the second son and daughter after the maternal grandparents.

There are a lot of Vincenzos and Marias on his side.

#5 SeaPrincess

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

Mum's side:
Dominic
Thomas
John
Philip
Daniel
James
Sarah
Antonia
Helen

Dad's side:
Kevin & Vincent (Dad had twin uncles, both names repeated in Dad's generation)
Edward
Leona




#6 Magnus

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

One one side of the family I have a lot of:

Annie
Florence
Owen
Francis
Jessie
Margaret
William

#7 Hattie

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:41 PM

Two names in both my family and DH's, used over and over: David and Graham.

David: my brother's first name, cousin's middle name, Dad's middle name, uncle's middle name, great grandfather's first name, nephew's middle name. Then I married a David, who comes from a long line of Davids!

Graham: my brother's first name, uncle's second name, great aunt's second name (yep a girl named Graham, apparently not odd in Scotland), 2x great grandfather's first name Graham. Then I married DH who's father and grandfather were both called Graham!

In spite of this we used neither name for our only son. Felt they'd been done to death quite frankly ;-)

Cheers,
Julie

#8 Sif

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

On my mum's side:

Ingibjorg
Sigridur
Sita/Syta
Johann (and it's various Jon, Jonas)
Linddis


On Dad's side

Michael (three generations)
Crystal (four generations now)
Robert
Paul


#9 Nataliah

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

Elizabeth is common throughout my family tree, along with a great many 6+ generation Australians I imagine.

More interestingly though (well to me) is that my ancestors seemed to have a penchant for uneek names and cultural misappropriation.  Two of my great-grandparents (different sides) had completely made up names.  A great uncle was named Zulu...

#10 Iris37

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

On Dads side: Israel - used at least 3 times that I know of.

On Mums side: James and Clara, Oh and I dont know how I forgot this one - 'Iris'  original.gif

Edited by Iris37, 25 November 2012 - 08:33 AM.


#11 kadoodle

Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

On my side:

John
Frederick
William
Charles
Mary
Euphemia
Elizabeth
Catherine

On DH's side:

John
James
David
Elizabeth
Gwyneth
Rose

*I'm including variations, so Sean and Giovanni are John.

#12 elle-M

Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

Lots of these in my family:

Elizabeth
William
James/John
Thomas
David

#13 Jan01

Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:52 PM

In my mums family tree

Johan
Elizabeth
Wilhelm
Christopher
Mary

There is at least 3 in EACH generation, Myself, mum and my grandma all have Elizabeth in our name and if a first name had been used by one cousin the name has been used as middle names by others!

#14 The 7 Dwarfs

Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

William
James
Frederick
Joseph
Francis / Frank
Edward / Eduardo
John / Juan

Elizabeth
Mary / Maria
Sarah
Alice
Grace


A few of the different ones that pop up a few times:

Marmaduke
Temperance
Loveday

#15 hayzee fantayzee

Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

On mum's side-
Rose and lots of names with Rose in.
May

William
James

On dad's side-
Rose and lots of names with Rose in too.
Mina

Mohammed
Hussein

#16 SophieBear

Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:24 AM

Frances
Sarah
Elizabeth
Ruth
Ivy

Herrick
John
Percy
Andrew
Maxwell

#17 vanessa71

Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

I don't think there are any popular names in our family tree apart from John, that has been used a few times.


#18 Mamabear2010

Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

On my dad's side:
Archibald
Percy

#19 Monroe

Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

Mums side:

Elizabeth
Agnes
Angus

Dads side:

Alma (My cousin has this as her MN, I *think* it's been in the family for 4 generations)


#20 countrymel

Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

Kate (on both sides)
John


(Oh and Huntley..... everyone - every single male - on my Dad's side has Huntley as part of their name.)




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