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#1 of 8 Old 07-09-2008, 01:58 PM - Thead Starter
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The 1960s brought us baby names such as April and Sunshine, and naming new Americans has never been the same.

http://fe61.news.sp1.yahoo.com/s/liv...fuNXNP.FUDW7oF

I don't know about that. There have always been offbeat names and people named after months, gemstones, etc. For example, my grandmas' middle names were Mae and Opal.

In doing my genealogy, I find lots of offbeat names. Here are some examples:

Ruby
Octavia Dew
Assaad
Asa
Buckhannon
Kempton
June
Tuesday
Harrison
McKee
Melchoir

Some of these names were common at the time, but they sound odd now. There are just more people now and more data collection about individuals. In 1900, it wasn't that uncommon for people not to have birth certificates. Also, we have many more ethnic names than we used to. Carlos was probably not that common in 1900, but Charles was as common as dishwater. I have a ton of Johns in my family, but not one Juan, although, they mean the same thing.

 
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Love Octavia Dew, that is such a cool name.
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That is from dh's family. She's a great, great, great aunt of his. Her mother was Lucinda Jane. That's not too common either.

 
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My Aunt name is Argatha - not Agatha. Strangest name I ever heard. Must be why everyone calls her Peggy!

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ARGGGatha Kinda scary!
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ARGGGatha Kinda scary!
lol no offence but sounds like witch...lol I prefer Agatha...
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Octavia Dew sounds like a name of a vampire. but coooool though
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There are some ... uh ... different sounding names in my family but it's because I an aunt and cousins who are Indonesian.

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