Sunday, July 26, 2015

Deal me in. I'm always up for new names.

GIRLS

Wilda - I'm wondering if it is pronounced with a short i or a long i sound and if the w is said as a w or as a v.


BOYS

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

More names I never thought of on my own

GIRLS

Marillia


BOYS

Belser

Cervis - a colonial Virginia soldier, circa 1700, so maybe this is a phonetic spelling of Service? A sort of Puritan name? Or a phonetic spelling of something else. Could Gervaise seem like this? Maybe the name was transcribed wrong, and was actually Gervis not Cervis. Could Cervis be an actual name, independent of some other origin? If so, what would it be?

Elimus

Holaway

Mangus

Mercer

Saxfield

Stapleton

Tally

Thornly

Saturday, July 18, 2015

All of these unusual given names gleaned from recent genealogy research

GIRL NAMES

Lettilla

Lodema

Ostella



BOY NAMES

Almond - came across this doing genealogy. The fellow's last name was Soul. And he was a Jr. It was rather something to notice, a Mr. Almond Soul, Jr.

Ferd

Melyn

Nimon

Roswell

Stout

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Store away some names for a rainy day

GIRLS

Abba - not sure if it's just that creative spelling used in the old days for Abby or if in fact it is Abba used as a name on a girl. Or perhaps just a nickname for a girl named Abigail.

Deliann - a combination of Delia and Ann perhaps? Or Delilah and Ann?

Diodame - I'm guessing that this is Diadem. A woman in Ohio - 1834

Hepzibe - a spelling of Hephzibah I wasn't familiar with

Honer - I'll guess that this is a misspelling of Honor.

Macury -

Orlinda

 BOYS

Johnza

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

How 'bout these names!

GIRLS

Emireth - when I came across this name, on a Spanish language website for parents, I also read about Emileth and Emilet, also used by Spanish-speakers. All three seem to be rather rare.

BOYS

Maelfothartaigh - Irish, I assume,
Coibhdeanach - ditto
Eugenius - Latin?
Maenghal - Irish?
Maelcaularda - ditto
Maelpadraig - ditto
Cathusach - ditto
Ailchi - ditto
Guaire - ditto
Doilghen- ditto
Murtough - Irish, more familiar when spelled Murdoch
Maelbrighde - Irish
Awley - Irish? English???
Gilladowney - Irish?
Mulmurry - Irish?
Florence - Latin, I think. I'd not thought of it ever as a boy's name, but in the Middle Ages I find it used as a man's first name. Now that I think about it, Florent is a boy's name from the Middle Ages, so I don't know why Florence surprises me. But it does.
Giolla - not sure, Irish? Latin? English???
Turloch - Irish?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Some names from the Fertile Crescent

Boys

Annubanini -

Enmerkar -

Erridupizir - Gutian

Gula'an - Gutian

Lugalbanda -


Naram-Sin defeats the people of Lullubum

Naram-Sin - Akkadian

Satuni - Lullubi