and my 5th great paternal was Isabel - i hope to have a future daughter named after her
My grandma's: Clara and Maxine
DH's: Elizabeth and Carrie
I found out recently that one of my great great grandma's was named Elecia. Very cool and unusual!
Paternal: Ethel Dianne (goes by Dianne)
All still alive
ETA: My great grandmothers:
Mary Alberta (went by Alberta)
Mary Rebecca (interestingly enough she went by Rebecca... both of them hated the name Mary)
Ethel Ivy (she went by her middle name too... and then named her daughter Ethel as well :eyeroll)
My DP grandmother:
Mama to Toad (08/06), Frog (01/09)... and new baby Newt born on his due date, Sep. 8, 2010
I found out I was pregnant a few days before my grandmother (Ella) died last summer. I and told her that if the baby was a girl, I was going to name her after both my grandmothers; I don't know if she heard me, she never woke up. I miss her. She was awesome, and made the best chocolate chip cookies ever.
DHs are Deloris and Lilian We call them Doed (Doh-d) and Lil.
Mine are Mary Frances and Elsie (she goes by her middle name "Ruth").
My great-grandmother was Martha Drucilla, called Mattie.
DH's are Mary Frances (co-incidentally) and Alice (no middle name).
My grandmother's names:
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
I might add one of my great-grandmothers..Lida is still living. She is 101.
Happily married to DH for 6 years, in process to foster-adopt 3 children DD4, DS3 and DS2. We may be bringing half brother age 9 one day as well! We are not infertile, we just have decided that since there are precious children who need homes there is no need for us to have biological children.
My 'step-grandma' was Opal.
This thread makes me sad because I just realized that I have no idea what my dh's grandparent's names were. My dh is the only child of older parents, and his grandparents died when he was very young. I wonder if he even knows.
Vivian (1918-1988, she hated her name because she thought it was a boy's name)
Kathryn Joyce (1923-2003)
Alice Rose (1910-2000)
When my two oldest kids were born they had 5 great-grandparents, but now they only have one left (my mother's father).
Ruby May, Anna Belle, Christine, & Pauline
Tricia, married to DH. 2MC's & 4 yrs ttc...finally mom to Andrew6/06 and Benjamin 10/09. Adopted bro & sis 2002. My 2 fav. words: Spay and Neuter! I'm an Ultimate Viewer, 2010!