Thursday, August 31, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

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Thirteen Actual Names In My Family That I'm So Glad My Parents Didn't Feel Obligated to Pass On!
1. Alti - This was my great grandfather's name. No middle name, just Alti.
2. Lesley, Wesley, Kesley, Fesley - Lesley and Wesley aren't really that bad, but these are the names of four brothers who are my mom's cousins, and all of them's middle name was Neil. Had their parents had another boy, they were going to name it Mesley (I honestly think that some of my mom's family may have been on crack!)
3. Bunk - Yet another of mom's cousins
4. Bayzalbie - You guessed it, my mom's cousin, Not really sure of the spelling of this, but it sounds like I spelled it!
5. Cleater - The wife of Bunk
6. Olita - Cleater and Bunk's child, don't you think that if you had to suffer through life with a name like Cleater or Bunk you would have given your kid a more normal name like May or something
7.Thomasedaby Northewe - I'm not so sure of the spelling of this one, but this is how it sounds, this was Alti's daddy, may explain why Alti got such a short simple name
8. Talmadge - my mom's uncle, I have heard this one before, but still it isn't a name I'd really want
9. Posey - my mom's other uncle, that's right I said uncle, they named a BOY Posey, I guess Talmadge would've been much better than this. Talmadge and Posey also had a sister named Ruperta (a name which I'm also thankful didn't get passed to me) and a brother named Bennie (my grandpa) Thankfully grandpa got the normal name of the lot!
10. Ossie - yet another of my mother's weirdly named cousins
11. Rosey Emmerinnis - My mom's grandmother, the one who named her child Posey
12. Delilah - my mom's sister, all of my mom's other brothers and sisters have normal names, but for some reason my grandpa and grandma decided to name my aunt after a Biblical harlot, actually I think it was a family name, probably the least weird one that they could find to give to one of their children! My aunt dropped this name when she got married!
13. Rudolph - This was my dad's uncle who died as an infant, and I put him in here simply because I couldn't let you think that all the weird names were on mom's side!

21 comments:

Shalee said...

Good night nurse! Heather, you'd better stick to naming your kids on your own when your time comes. Just make sure that you marry a Jack or Robert or Michael to give the normalcy a fighting chance. (This being from a Shalee who named her kids "differently" as well. And yes, Mr. Right has a "normal" name.)

Susan said...

Great names there, we did have a Mary Ellen, and a Mary Alice, but no really odd names.

Southern Girl said...

Goodness gracious! Your family certainly was inventive, weren't they? ;)

Thanks for visiting my TT!

SunshineBlues said...

Wow all some very interesting names! I wonder why people feel they have to be so creative with a childs name. I jsut love biblical names myself! Great list. Thanks for stopping by and visiting. Happy Thursday!

Shannon said...

Holy cow, batman. But I like interesting names.

Have a great blog day 2006 (http://www.blogday.org)!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Phew! Those names are difficult to pronounce much more spell it. Poor kids if these names were given to them.
My T13 is up too.

Peggy said...

And are you going to pass any of these names on? LOL I find our ancestors had very strange names.. at least to me they did.

This Pastor's Wife said...

Same family, truly? And you are Heather Smith? There are probably thousands of those. Too funny.

KarenW said...

We have some odd names in our family. Ora, Alma, Verna Dean. My great grandmother was Sarah Tom. I'm not sure what the Tom was for- a real name, nick name, maiden name or what. Any way, I'm glad my mom went with something new at the time - Karen.

Susan said...

Holy crap! (That's all I can think to say!)

Courtney said...

LMAO! Oh my! That is quite a list of strange names! Thanks for visiting me today :)

Christine said...

Are these names for real? LOL!
I'm all for interesting names, but Oh My those are ones, are doozies!!
Happy Thursday!

The Shrone said...

In my family there was a Theophilus Ocelus and everyone would snicker at the mention of this distant relative. What a mouthful! We also had a multitude of male named Galens who would be nicknamed Gay. Thanks for visiting my TT!

Knitting Maniac said...

# 2 ....seriously???? Wow.

Yeah. Don't use any of those!

The Red Queen said...

Those are some very interesting names to be sure. Usually you can tell something about a person by their name but I am afraid to even guess here. Be blessed today.

Zeus said...

And I thought my human pet being named Marina was weird! I know better now for sure! I really enjoyed this list because it was fresh and different. Great work!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Chelle Y. said...

My nephew and BIL's name is Wesley. We have all "Mikes" in our family. That can be crazy!

My mom is from Thailand, and she almost named me PonTip. Thank God, Daddy went with Michelle (Chelle) instead!

Lindsey said...

Man, those are some bizarre names!!! Thanks for sharing! Happy TT!!!

Karen said...

OH my heavens! I am glad for your sake they didn't pass those on. Thanks for visiting my TT!

LadyBugCrossing said...

It's amazing the names people give their children... We have some odd ones, too like Secondo, Aurelio, Sitzi and more....
Thanks for dropping by my TT this week!
LBC

kesley posey said...

I found this to be very amusing... my name is Kesley Posey... we're practically related! hahaha :)