In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

GIRLS

Bethulia

Dulcibella - meaning "sweet and fair"

Duessa - meaning "double-minded"

Fredelinda - meaning "peaceful maid"

Himmeltruda - meaning "heavenly truth"

Miraflora - Latin, meaning "a thousand flowers" from "mille" meaning "thousand" and "flora" meaning "flowers"

Praxidice - Greek meaning "doing justice"

Tryphosa - meaning "pampered" or from "phos" meaning "light" and therefore meaning "thrice brilliant"


BOYS

Gotobed

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Such an Assortment of Names!

GIRLS

Ardella

Bexey

Desdemonia

Luacine



BOYS

Anfride - name of a descendant of one of the Norman conquerors of England, but I don't know if it is Norman or not.

Drayton -came across this as the name of a post master in 1830, Drayton Jones, Barkhamstead, Connecticut.

Hampton

Herrick

Misner 

Simpson


NOT SURE OF GENDER

Lisadore


Well-named Family

While researching a name for this blog, I came across a couple of families with very cool names I wanted to share, so here they are:

William Williams, a Welsh immigrant to Virginia in the 18th century settled finally in South Carolina and had a son named Frederick who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Frederick had a son named William Williams who married a woman named Martha Wells.

William and Martha were early pioneers in Kentucky and they had Elizabeth, Simpson, Frederick, Ann, Samuel, Richard, William, Mary, Abner, Daniel, and Hampton.

Frederick married Bexey Orton (whose father Johnza Orton had the name I was researching) in Illinois (Bexey had come from Indiana). They had Cordelia, Harriet, Christopher, Desdemonia, Clarinda, Franklin, Frederick, and an unnamed baby.

Samuel married and came with his wife and children to Utah: Luacine, Leonore, Lisadore, Parley, and Eliza. Since Parley is a name commonly given by Mormons in honor of an early Mormon of the time period when Samuel was living, and since he lived in Illinois about the time the Mormons were there and then fled to Utah, I'll assume that he had become a Mormon and came to Utah with the rest of the church members.

I found this family interesting because my father's Welsh ancestor also came to Illinois before moving West. On another line of his family, the Buchanans moved from Virginia to Kentucky and then Illinois, where they joined the Mormon church and moved to Utah about the same time period as Samuel Williams.

I am very curious about the name Lisadore, is it the name of a boy or a girl? Isadore is a boy's name but Lisadore feels like a girl name. But back in those days they often gave boys names that today feel like girl names. I am also curious about Bexey. Is this a form of Bessy or Betsy or a nickname for Rebecca or is it something else altogether? I've seen Desdemona but I don't think I'd seen Desdemonia before. Luacine is another name that interests me. Simpson and Hampton are two names you don't often see as first names, but they follow the trend in the 1800s of using a family surname as a first name. I think I have seen Clarinda before.

very well-named family!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday's Set of Names

 GIRLS

Dwana
 
Rola

 
NOT SURE OF GENDER

Houseley

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Food for Thought this Thursday

GIRLS

Cleola

Corilla

Laurana

Sanora




BOYS

Ahu-Choga -name of an Indian chief of the Ho-Chunk nation, called Blue Wing.

Mansel-

Ormond -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday's Sampling of Names

GIRLS

Crenshanda - 

Thusnelda - Germanic, it is the name of an ancient princess of the Germanic Cherusci tribe.



BOYS

Serenus - Latin, meaning "peaceful" or "calm" or "clear".