Jump to content

What are your grandparents' names?


  • Please log in to reply
104 replies to this topic

#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

Grandmothers

Rhonda Campbell
Meryl Lillian

Grandfathers

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

Patricia
Albert
Margaret
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.

#24 SCARFACE CLAW

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 !




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

The myths and truths of gender swaying

Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about whether they really work.

10 easy DIY Christmas decoration ideas

It's officially time to get into the Christmas spirit. Why not branch out when you put up your tree this year and add a personal touch with a few DIY decorations? We've found the perfect easy-to-make ways to put more festive fever into your home.

The dangerous new trend of glucose challenge test refusal

A dangerous trend is seeing more mothers-to-be declining a relatively simple and painless test to check for gestational diabetes.

Office of Fair Trading reveals naughty toys ahead of Christmas

The Office of Fair Trading has pulled seven toys from shelves ahead of Christmas after they fail safety tests.

Video: Baby boy's trouble with twins

These twin girls will no doubt have fun fooling people in years to come, but nobody will be as confused as baby Landon.

Long-term reversible male contraceptive on its way

Men could soon have access to an injectable long-term contraceptive which works in a similar way to a vasectomy but promises to be easily reversed.

'I tried to kill my baby': one mum's story

After bathing and dressing her three-month-old son, Amanda had a rare moment alone with her baby.

Attack of the 'mummy brain'

I feel that almost every day, someone in my life - be they a friend, family member or complete stranger - feels the need to excuse my behaviour as I have other things on my mind.

Mum of baby who fell ill after drinking raw milk speaks out

A Melbourne mother has described how her son turned grey when he became seriously ill after drinking raw milk.

Australian divorce rate lowest since 1976

Modern newlyweds are now well into their 30s and marriage still offers something powerful a new book argues.

The aftermath of a traumatic birth experience

In Australia, 30 per cent of women find their birth experience traumatic, with 6 per cent going on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Young mum burns 'from inside-out'

A young mum is in intensive care after she took a friend's antibiotic and wound up with an ailment that is burning her body 'from the inside-out'.

The disagreement that can break a relationship

If he doesn't change his mind, all I can hope is that I will. It would be a waste to spend the rest of my marriage mourning a baby that never was.

Co-sleeping or no-sleeping? Mum videos worst nap ever

One mother's futile attempt to sleep in caught on camera in a hilarious - and very cute - video.

Why children misbehave during the festive season

While we all like to imagine the holiday season as being a fun, loving and bonding experience; often our reality is quiet different.

I was fat-shamed by my doctor

The fear of being weighed is the most significant factor in women cancelling medical appointments - and now weight-shaming has happened to me.

End of an era: no more childcare

As we reach the end of 2014, we're closing the book on many things for another year, most notably childcare. Our last child has attended childcare for the very last time.

The 7-year itch is more like the 10-year itch: study

Contrary to popular belief, making it past the seven-year mark doesn't mean your marriage will be smooth sailing from there on.

Stop telling us that parenting gets harder

I’m sure that parenting will get harder. But life isn’t exactly smooth sailing for many of us right now, either.

Should children be forced to sit on Santa's lap?

We teach kids it’s okay to say no if they don’t feel safe, so why do some parents force their children to climb in to Santa's lap?

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Baby born weighing almost 14 pounds

Yes, the bouncing baby girl was born by caesarean section. And mum says no more kids.

The dummy debate

I'm the first to admit that when I used to see tiny babies with dummies in their mouths, I thought "Hmm, lazy parenting." And now I apologise.

'I thought I was an only child'

Imagine meeting your double at a school sports event, or regularly being mistaken for someone you haven't met. Separated twins Margaret and Joy tell their story.

Mums reveal their nappy bag essentials

Ever wondered what other mums carry in their nappy bags? We have, so we asked mums to tell us their must-have nappy bag items.

Toddler died because he wasn't given antibiotics soon enough

A 15-month-old boy would almost certainly be alive today if doctors had given him antibiotics sooner, a coroner has ruled.

VIDEO: moment a toddler falls on to train tracks in Melbourne

Shocking footage has emerged capturing the moment a pram carrying a toddler rolled off a platform and onto train tracks in suburban Melbourne.

Sold on natural birth? Read the fine print

In the excitement and anticipation of a first pregnancy, I ignored the fine print: some women, some of the time.

Child with alcoholic mum who drank while pregnant won't win pay-out

A young child is not entitled to criminal injuries compensation after her mother drank excessively while pregnant.

Superbugs killing India's babies, posing wider threat

A deadly epidemic that could have global implications is quietly sweeping India, tens of thousands of newborns dying because antibiotics no longer work.

Can you teach a toddler to sleep in?

Parents share their tips on getting their early risers to sleep in, even for just a little bit longer.

Keeping your relationship on track as new parents

About 70 per cent of couples experience a slump in their relationship within three years of having a baby. Here's how we tried to get back on track.

America's favourite baby names of 2014

Americans are turning to television, Netflix and sports for ideas for what to name their wee ones.

Carers admit to force-feeding children

As Sydney grieves the loss of Sydney siege victims Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson, reports have suggested that both died as heroes.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.