Really bad family names

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  1. HannaBelle

    HannaBelle DIS Veteran

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    Okay, this is a spin-off of the girls named after fathers thread...

    I don't really have any men's names made in to females' names, but I do have a couple of bad family names.

    Great Grandmothers: Mozella Earl (she went by Ella) and Fannie Mae
    Great Grandmother nicknamed "Jessie" after a pig b/c they were both mean.

    I have a couple of cousins that are siblings. Oldest is name Billy Don and his younger sister was named Misty Dawn. Well, I think I was in my 20's before I understood her middle name was Dawn and not Don like her brother. :lmao: If you new my aunt and uncle, it was entirely possible!!!

    What have you got? Give us your worst family names!
     
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  3. chiefmickeymouse

    chiefmickeymouse Sarcastic, silly and socially awkward

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    Althea is a name that runs in my family. Everyone who gets stuck with it uses their middle name or a nickname. (Sorry if anyone's named Althea on the Disboard)!
     
  4. 2Kds2K9

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    Grandfather is Marvin Adolf. (born 1901) Had I been a boy, I would have been Mark Marvin. God must love me!!!!!!!
     
  5. snapppyd

    snapppyd God is Great, Beer is Good and People are Crazy!

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    Philadelphio and Literio (yes, both were Italian ;) )
     
  6. JennyWren

    JennyWren Mouseketeer

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    My father's maternal grandparents were Nellie Mable and Ellsworth Eldewaine...seriously, how much worse can it get....:rotfl2:
     
  7. Schmeck

    Schmeck <font color=blue>Funny thing is now my 17 year old

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    Thankful. Luckily, it was used as a middle name. It's all over the family tree on my father's side. I'm just thankful they didn't use it for me!
     
  8. NewmanFamily6

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    Let's see on my mother's side we have

    Grandma: Earline May

    Aunt: Mildred Louise

    Aunt: Jeannie Earline


    On my Dad's side for the win:

    Great Aunt: Atilda Pinkna Love Devine Isabelle Syckamore Sarah Caroline.
    AKA Great Aunt Attie:rotfl2:

    Her parents couldn't decide what to name her so she literally was named after every woman alive at the time in the family. My Grandma said she never complained about Mary Daphne:lmao:
     
  9. tinkerbellfan6880

    tinkerbellfan6880 pixie

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    Someone on my mother's mother side when a family history was done. Found out that in the past had someone named Oreo or something starting with O name similar to that at least I think that is right. It's been awhile since that family history was done.
     
  10. SpartansFan

    SpartansFan Earning My Ears

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    My grandma was named Hilda. When I was much younger I used to think that the two worst female names were Hilda and Bertha. I then thought it was destiny when I learned that my dh's grandmother was named Bertha. Pretty unattractive names. I know grandma/great-grandma names are very fashionable right now, but somehow I think these will remain closeted.
     
  11. happygirl

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    My mom grandfather name was Virgil
     
  12. firecracker725

    firecracker725 Somethin' Clever

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    My great-grandmother had a sister named Junie Edward whom everyone called "Bank". I'm not sure where she got the nickname.

    The same great-grandmother named her two daughters Margaret Willette and Onnie Ray.
     
  13. maslex

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    My great grandmother's name was Fabiola. Have never heard that one before.
     
  14. HelenePA

    HelenePA <font color=red>I could use a cupcake now<br><font

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    wow... my fil's middle name is Ellsworth. Its tradition to name your first son the fils middle name in his family. That did NOT happen... No way, no how! :scared1:
     
  15. minkydog

    minkydog DIS Cast Member

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    My grandmother was Irma Lee, called Nonna. Grandfather was Archibald Waggoner. He went by Archie. And he named mypther Eleanor Archibald! She has always hated her name.

    ETA: I forgot about DHs uncle, Audis Venzelas. I think he was named after a Greek king ,or so the story goes...
     
  16. PrincessShmoo

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    One grandmother named Leona Belle
    Another named Allie Etta
    Grandfather named Ira Elace (pronouced Ellis)

    I found out after I was an adult that had my mother known it was a family name I would have been named her favorite name - Mehitabel Lou, and called HettyLu.:crazy2:

    Thank you, God.
     
  17. Zandy595

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    My paternal grandmother's name is Beulah, she's 96. Grandpa's name was Clyde.
     
  18. cybrkitn

    cybrkitn We called it Bonko

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    :eek: You win hands down! :rotfl2:

    Eh, the only one I can think of was my great-grandmother who lived to the age of 95. Her first name was Ida. Everyone in the family called her Da for short.
     
  19. carrie1626

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    MIL: Mildred Evangeline

    I LOVE:cloud9:my MIL but I couldn't pass on any family names with my daughter.
     
  20. Talking Hands

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    My maternal grandfather was Harvey Woolsy Hyde
    Maternal grandmother Sina Reed Hyde

    The name Risden is unusual and runs down my paternal side. Unfortunately my brother was the last Risden Fountain but my grandson #1 is Risden Thomas but his last name is not Fountain.
     
  21. Jen12573

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    Grandma, who will turn 100 this Friday (!!!!!), is named Santa.
     

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