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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Names to Accompany Kenji

Kenji Hayato
Kenji Benajah
Kenji Leroy
Kenji Matthew
Kenji Owen
Kenji Packer

Noboru Kenji
Halen Kenji
Samuel Kenji
Dexter Kenji
Algernon Kenji
Spencer Kenji

Kenji Sora Yamato
Kenji Lawson Heath
Rafe Kenji Adam
Takahiro Kenji Ryuunosuke
Ryouta Shiro Kenji
Taro Shouta Kenji

Names for Kenji's Siblings:

Hiroko, Sophia, Lainey, Shiloh, Takashi, Rory, Xavier, Edwin

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rename this princess

Can you guess which princess this is?


Whether or not you guessed Elizabeth, the current queen of England, pick a couple of new names for the youngster. One fitting for a princess and one where her future isn't already planned out.

Elizabeth is a great name, I think, for a Princess or not. Bess would be an adorable nickname for the little one, or Betty. Were I to rename her I might go with Alice Ann, or for a princess, Katherine Cecilia Amandine Georgette.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Names to Accompany Xaviera

Xaviera Dafnis
Xaviera Beatriz
Xaviera Anatilde
Xaviera Betsabe
Xaviera Lilian
Xaviera Montserrat

Concepcion Xaviera
Pilar Xaviera
Mercedes Xaviera
Consuelo Xaviera
Dolores Xaviera
Lizbeth Xaviera

Xaviera Ines Leonor
Xaviera Abril Magdalena
Amparo Xaviera Miriam
Rocio Xaviera Adoracion
Caliope Flor Xaviera
Noemi Xaviera Adaliz

Siblings for Xaviera

Berenice, Arcelia, Consolacion, Zuleima, Bernabe, Rogelio, Teodoro, Felix

Friday, March 20, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

What would you name this boy band?


Well, maybe not 'boys' exactly, they do seem more middle-aged. A band of musicians, gypsies, from who knows where and when. Name the 'band' as well as each musician.

My idea is Skullcap. I'm just fascinated by their headwear and think that Skullcap works as a name for a modern band. The boys are Z (the guy with the hookah), Off (cuz he never wants to be photographed front and center, thus always showing his rightside profile), Cheers (the guy at the table, who is perpetually in a good mood), and Moto (cuz he's always bent over).

but born

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Reuben Lockhart, Paxtang, Township, Pennsylvania

He was the second husband of Margaret Ayres, whose first husband was William Forster. She was married to William in 1780 and he died at the end of 1823, so it is reasonable to assume that the marriage to Reuben came sometime after 1823.

William Forster was born in Londonderry Township, Lancaster County (which later became part of Dauphin County). Served in Colonel Burd's regiment of Lancaster County associators in the Jersey Campaign of the American Revolutionary War. He and Margaret were married Nov 1, 1780 by the Reverend John Elder. He was born Oct 9, 1754 and died Dec 24, 1823 (what a sad Christmas for his family! But a nice long life for back then, at age 69)

Of Reuben the book says he was "of Paxtang Township" and that they had "no issue". However, Margaret did have 3 children with her first husband William Forster:
Mary Forster born Sep 8, 1781, married April 1800 James Kirk
William Forster born March 21, 1784, died July 29, married Martha Cochran
James Forster born August 25, 1787, married Margaret Ayres.

I'm not sure if these folks are any relationship to me or not. Captain Samuel Lockhart married a Mary Foster in the early 1800s in Ohio and her father, Nathaniel Foster, had served in the Revolutionary War and was from New Jersey. Samuel's father was Robert Lockhart who had lived in Lancaster during the War and also spent time living in Chester County, PA.

source: Pennsylvania: Genealogies oChiefly Scotch-Irish and German
by William Henry Egle, page 257.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Names to Accompany Tacitus

Tacitus Alfred
Tacitus Caleb
Tacitus Hunter
Tacitus Ephraim
Tacitus Meshach
Tacitus Octavian

Quirinus Tacitus
Sarek Tacitus
Joseph Tacitus
Julian Tacitus
Blake Tacitus
Uriel Tacitus

Tacitus Elijah Henry
Tacitus Aaron Xavier  nicknamed Tax
Jude Tacitus Edgar
Gideon Tacitus Aleck
Warrick Heathcliff Tacitus
Rufinus Virgil Tacitus

Siblings for Tacitus:

Gwendolyn, Eurydice, Ann, Leroy, Acheron, Frederick