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Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by green papaya, May 12, 2011.
One of the best dressed dudes in NYC.
Talese's first name is an abbreviated form of Gaetano, or so I've been told.
A girl in my high school class was (and still is, presumably) named Gay. The word had at that point not taken on its now most common meaning, at least not in the popular lexicon.
My grandparents were Leo and Hulda, Joseph and Josephine.
Some family names that are "vintage" and not really used today (sorry if these have been repeated):
Charles (borderline common)
True, which was also Guy Lombardo's real first name.
Ruth is a beautiful name.
Ann without an e seems to have fallen out of favour by the '60s
^^Dolores is still around, but among Spanish-speaking people.
Fanny seems to have been a popular Jewish name as well. Sadly, in my reading about the Holocaust, the name crops up a lot.
I'll be 24 in a few months.
My second middle name is Cecil, in honour of my Grand Dad
I like it!
Personally, I am John James, which is not a very original combination, but also a very classic one.
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I had an aunt named Fannie Elma. THAT is a vintage name! My living grandmother is named Doris Mabel. Her mother was named Mabel Compton (Compton was her MIDDLE name!) Mabel's mother was named Lora -- which I guess is timeless.
My paternal grandmother was named Lillian and my maternal grandmother's aunt was also named Lillian. I REALLY love that name!
More names from my family tree that are no longer widely used:
Betty Jane (my all-time favourite name!)
My uncle was an Earl, a name which turns up again and again in my family. I like to think it's a sign of past nobility, but more likely my ancestors swept the stables of an earl somewhere.
One of my concession kids at work is named "Zebulon," which always makes me think of either a biblical patriarch prophesying doom or a bearded mountain man with a jug of moonshine at his hip. Not the sort of fellow you expect to find shoveling your popcorn.
I believe that Earl as a surname was used to designate someone who worked for in an Earls household. It's not a common first name in the UK at all - very American. Errol is a variant of Earl if I remember correctly
I always thought my grandpaw had the coolest first and middle name, Cassius Lee.
"Prescott" sounds like something out of the American Civil War!
Beryl (my paternal grandmother's name, also mentioned here though)
Ronald (maternal grandfather's name but he goes by Ron)
Zelda (I know it's been mentioned but it's my grandmother in law's given name but she had it legally changed to Sue!)
Paul (my dad's name)
Ezra (we like that name for a little boy )
Ira (I love this name but my husband says it's just too cruel to name a kid that along with an already obviously jewish last name [huh])
Edmond (husband's maternal grandfather)
I've always loved my brother's first and middle name combo. Robert Lee, don't see it much these days.
Whenver I hear Ira, I think of the Ballad of Ira Hayes by Johnny Cash.
Robert Lee, or Lee as a middle name was fairly common in the South at one time, for obvious reasons. My grandfather born in Georgia was Romie Lee, and my father-in-law whose family was originally from Tennessee was William Lee.