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#1 CG123

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:38 AM

Bit of a spin-off of another thread about using grandparent's names for your children. Sorry if it's been done before. Even so, I'm sure there will be new replies.

I want to know, What are your grandparents' names? And would you consider using them for your own children?

Dad's parents are Tadeusz (Ted) and Zofia.

Mum's are Colin and Gwyndolin.

We haven't used any of these names for our boys, but have used other family names, so if pushed I would consider Zofia (or Sofia) and Colin as MN.

Edited to correct punctuation

Edited by CG123, 17 January 2013 - 10:18 AM.

#2 Natttmumm

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

Alice and jeremy. Elizabeth and charles.

We havent used them.

#3 librablonde

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

Gertrude Mary- I've wanted to use Mary for ages, I love that name.
Charles Adrian- I like both names but probably wouldn't use them.

Mary Gertrude- I know, how much of a co-incidence is that!!
Jack- I wouldn't use Jack as it's too common now.

#4 FiveAus

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

Mine are Lillian and Ernest, Ruby and Alfred. And no, I didn't use them for any of my children, none of my kids were given family names.
The two nanas names have done a huge comeback, it still wouldn't make me use them even if I were having my children now as they aren't names that appeal to me.

The only family name I really like is my dads, but I prefer it for a girl rather than a boy (Lindsay/Lynsey).

#5 kerilyntaryn

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

my grandmothers names were Marjorie Isabella and Evelyn Vivien - had considered them but used my middle name instead

my grandfathers Milton Stewart and Allan Bamsey - so some usable names but went with hubby's name as middle and variant and my middle name

#6 Bluenomi

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:45 AM

My Dad's parents are Eve (Eveyln) and Guy. I wouldn't use with of those.

My mum's parents are Isobel Janet (she goes by Janet) and Arthur William (goes by Bill). I wanted to use Isobel but DH banned all belle names. I don't mind William but it doesn't go with our last name

#7 Zephie Chugger

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Ruby and John,John and Rose we have not used any family names.

#8 password123

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Iris and Kenneth
Helen and William.

Used Iris as mn for DD. Sister used William as mn for her DS.

#9 Satay Chicken

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

Mary (called Molly by everyone) and William (called Bill by everyone)

Gwendolyn and Brian.

I quite like Gwendolyn for a name but wouldn't use it..

#10 vanessa71

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:49 AM


Rhonda Campbell
Meryl Lillian


Darcy James Blair
John Alexander (known as Jack)

No, we haven't used any of the names and would not have considered it

#11 NunSoFeral

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

My GP's - Thelma Pearl & Reginald John
DP's GP - Alan and Billie

We used Billie for DD1

#12 ~Elphaba~

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

Good God no!

Fred, Christina and Norma?  No way.

#13 Justaduck

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

No I wouldn't consider using them

John (Glenn)

Don't want to put middle names as one in particular could come up in a search

#14 PatG

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

There was a thread last year on Grandmothers' names, and another for Grandfathers' names.

#15 EsmeLennox

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

Mine were Eva and Ralph and Mary and Lovell.

My husbands were Jack (real name Thomas) and Phyllis and Thomas and Edith (Edie).

Our eldest son has Thomas for a middle name because it is a strong family name and I liked it anyway, it was always a contender even without the family connection. Otherwise I wouldn't consider using any of them.

#16 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

Elizabeth and Trevor, Rose and William.

All lovely, all useable to me.

#17 tanyak1

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

Dad's side - Huia Greig and Freda Gertrude. I haven't used any of those however my dad and brother had/have Greig as their middle name and my brother will use for his son if he has one.

Mum's side - Loyola Maria and Loyal (don't know middle name). And weird that a Loyola married a Loyal! My and DD2's middle name is Marie from Maria. Loyola is a beautiful name but a bit of a mouthful with our surname.

#18 bubmakes3

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

Mine were Charles Nicol (known as Chad and Nicol was his mothers maiden name) and Janet Wallace (mothers maiden name as her middle name) and Mary Edna (known as Edna) and Ivan Grey  (mothers maiden name as his middle name)

DHs were Ernest Frederick (Ernie) and Grace ? and Roland Percy Frederick (Rolly) and Kirry ?

There are names there I would dfe consider (mainly middle names)
DS has DH fathers name as his middle name.

#19 71Cath

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

Grandmothers: Joan May and Nancy Jean

Grandfathers: Leslie (can't remember middle name) and William Leslie Pearson (known as Pearse)

Did I use any?  Yes but unintentionally.  DS is William (called Billy).  I only ever knew my grandfathers name as Pearse (he died when I was 11), I had no idea his real name was William so I was surprised when I had DS and my Dad was chuffed I had used his dad's name.

#20 Peppery

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

William & Joyce, Arthur and Margaret
Brother has used William and I will use Arthur as a middle name for any future sons

#21 JackiOT

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

Dorothy (Dot) and Donald (Don)
Sydney and Gwen

I haven't used the names but I do like Sydney

#22 His Boy Elroy

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

Peg and Edward  (Ted)
Agnes (but she went by her 2nd name Jean) and Oswald (Ozzy)

Wouldnt and didnt use any of them.

Edited by His Boy Elroy, 17 January 2013 - 10:13 AM.

#23 emlis22

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

Antony & Elisabeth
Janis & Walter

Elisabeth is my middle and my Mums middle so yeah, I'd use it. Won't be using Janis any time soon.


Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

Nancy and Lindsay

Patricia and Leslie

Haven't used any, but wish Nancy would make a bit of a comeback!

#25 _Alana_

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

Lesley and Gary
Eva Maria Annalise and Volkmar
Margaret and Douglas
Betty and William ( bill )

OH -
One set I don't know how to say or spell

Lucia and Marco

- we used Marco as first borns middle name
- we used Gary's surname ( mums maiden name ) Carter as seconds middle name.

I would love to use Volkmar as a name though !

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