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Posted By: Liz the Squeak
12-May-02 - 05:29 AM
Thread Name: BS: the funny business of names
Subject: RE: BS: the funny business of names
Chinese children get named when they reach their first birthday. I suppose they reckon that if the child is still there at 1, it stands a fair chance of surviving further.

I have a whole page of wierd names I've picked up in the course of my Genealogy studies. It's the ones that marry into names I feel sorry for, you'd think they'd notice? Like the girlfriend of the guitarist Graham Edge. She was called Sue. She would never marry him because that would make her Sue Edge.

Some of my favourites from my collection:~

Eli Pester and his wife Hester

Tirzah Fever

Amaziah Payne and his wife Jane

Joel Rocket

Arabella Gerina Bachatina Megal Govin - and this is in rural Dorset!

Parthena Staple

Christian Gibbons (and just who converted them?)

Unity Abbot

Francis Goforth, priest

Hipolett Mockett

Speaze Tizzard and my all time favourite,

Erasmus Cox

(yes, they are all real names, mostly 19th Century)