Popular names in your family tree
Bit of fun.
, Nov 24 2012 02:27 PM
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:27 PM
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
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?
Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:31 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:32 PM
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.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:37 PM
Kevin & Vincent (Dad had twin uncles, both names repeated in Dad's generation)
Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:38 PM
One one side of the family I have a lot of:
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 ;-)
Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:43 PM
On my mum's side:
Johann (and it's various Jon, Jonas)
On Dad's side
Michael (three generations)
Crystal (four generations now)
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...
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'
Edited by Iris37, 25 November 2012 - 08:33 AM.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:05 PM
On my side:
On DH's side:
*I'm including variations, so Sean and Giovanni are John.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:39 PM
Lots of these in my family:
Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:52 PM
In my mums family tree
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!
Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:08 AM
Francis / Frank
Edward / Eduardo
John / Juan
Mary / Maria
A few of the different ones that pop up a few times:
Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:20 AM
On mum's side-
Rose and lots of names with Rose in.
On dad's side-
Rose and lots of names with Rose in too.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:24 AM
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.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:06 PM
On my dad's side:
Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:28 PM
Alma (My cousin has this as her MN, I *think* it's been in the family for 4 generations)
Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:34 PM
Kate (on both sides)
(Oh and Huntley..... everyone - every single male - on my Dad's side has Huntley as part of their name.)
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