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Old 04-15-2005, 12:44 PM
 
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Marlin - my grandfather-in-law's first name
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I like...Wendell, Laurence, Vincent, Anton, Raymond, Issac, Charles...

Edited to add...Arlo!
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I forgot about the girls....Reeve, Maeve, Celia, Elsa, Elsie, Esme, Cora, Nora, Mary, Georgia and Jane are some nice 'old' names. Jane is one of my favorite names

One more boy's name...Martin!
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I thought of another one - Amos. My DH's grandfather's name.

Mom "D" to DD1 "Z" (15) and DD2 "I" (11) DH "M"

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Some of my grandfather's names

Roland Frank
James Whitfield


I also like names that sound British (for what that's worth)

Spencer
Nigel
Edmund
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lessee, going through some of my family tree, we had...

joseph
herman
valentine
jacob
reinhold
walter
bernard
russell
elmer
lorne
ray
roman
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Don't name a boy Solomon or Benjamin with a family name that ends in "man" or Lemuel if the name starts with "L." I just imagined: Lemuel Liberman. Eeeeesh.

For a girl, all the beautiful old lady names:

Adelaide
Iris
Belle
Beatrice
Sophia
Rose

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Clifford
Stewart
Abraham
Oren
Amos

Evelyn
Emmaline
Adele
Helen
Eleanor
Ruth
Clara
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From my family tree

Emery
Harold
Frank
Clyde
Willie


Alice
Trula
Mary
Ida
Mildred
Pamela

Laura, Mama to Mya 7/02, Ian 6/07 and Anna 8/09
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How could I have forgotten that one?? I LOVED "Anne of Green Gables."

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sorry I don't have time to read through allt he names given, but I scrolled and I don't think anyone said these:

Arlo

Ansel

Eloise (just in case!)


I would love to know what you decide on!
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Rueben/Rubin is really popular, though.

Aloysius.

Mordecai.

Ebeneezer.

Ezra.

Murray.

Herman.

Edmund.

Solomon.
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Wow, this thread has become a real treasure chest of old fashioned names! We still haven't made a final decision but I have a lot more ideas now! I will definitely post after the birth and let you all know what we decide on in the end. Thanks to all of you!
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I dont know if someone else has already said it, but we loved the name *GUS* for a boy (had a girl ), later I found out I had a great grandfather by the name of Gustav, so it turned out to be a family name anyway . Have fun.
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My grandfather's names were Huston (pronounced like Houston, TX) and Rudolph. I like them both! Other ideas: Eugene, Manford, Harmon
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For girls:

Daisy
Helen
Jean
Edna
Bonnie (love this one)
Verna
Miriam
Dora
Eliza
May
Millicent
Alice (LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!)
Clara (another favorite)
Lilian
Eugenia
Edwina
Harriet
Henrietta
Georgia/Georgina
Jacqueline
Isadora (did I make that one up?)
Wilhelmina
Zora
Lorena
Matilda
Nora (my little one's name! - so obviously I'm partial)
Elinor/Eleanor/Eleanora
Ottilie
Octavia
Augusta
Penelope
Patience
Rena
Suzanna/Susanna
Tillie
Trudy
Ursula
Vanessa
Virginia

Those are just off the top of my head. I love baby names and when I was a kid I even had a baby names book...I loved reading it to find out all the different names' meanings, and I would create names for characters for my stories and such very carefully.
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girls-- Ora, Nettie, Nina, Bete- Beatrice, Gloria. Elfine, Violet, Heneritte, Odetta

Boys-Marvin, Earl, Eugene, Wiley, Westley, Wendel, Bernard, Moses, Ivan, Herbert. Rudy, Roland
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My grandpa's were Rex and Charlie. My dad is Rodney and my husband's grandpas were Lamar and Sven
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My Granpa and his Brother are Wayburn and Wilburn, and my other great Uncle is Ozell. I love that name.
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I thought of another one for a girl - Betsy

There is a series of books about three girls from the turn of the century that I used to like a lot when I was in elementary school. Their names were Betsy, Tacy (short for Anastasia) and Tib (short for Thelma). Aren't those all cute names??
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Great thread!!! I'm looking for some sort of an old man name too, in case this one is a little guy
Michelle
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My nephew is named Forrest after geat g-pa on both sides of his family (how often does that happen?). Let's see... Robert and Martin are my grandpas' names. Great grandpas were Irvin, Forrest, Harry, and I don't know the other's. (Oops!) Jacob and Joseph were my dh's g-pas. My dad's name is Gerald and FIL is Walter.
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Ernest
Snowden
Lucius
Edward
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My son is named Theodore. Lets see....my grandpas names were Reginald and Ronald. My dh's grandpas were named Sidney and Isadore (they called him Ozzy).
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i love love love the name guy. this is a grandpa name me-his middle name was Foxwell-how cool is that. my other grandpa is freeman, which i really like as well, very old school.
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