Family Names

Hello! I’m brand new here and I thought I’d give this a try. I think everyone has names in their family that hold special meanings, but does anyone else have names in their family that are unusual or unique? [name_u]Love[/name_u] them or hate them, please comment with your own family names that you’d love to share! Maybe comment with a bit of your heritage as well.

My heritage is largely [name_m]French[/name_m] and Finnish so I have quite a few names that you rarely hear nowadays lol.



Oooh I love this! I love my family names. My heritage is mostly [name_m]German[/name_m] and we have some great names!

[name_u]August[/name_u]/us - Very common in throughout my family
[name_m]Bernard[/name_m] - Would use the nn. [name_m]Bear[/name_m] or would use [name_m]Bear[/name_m] as an alternative [name_f]Honour[/name_f] name
[name_m]Christian[/name_m]- Would use the nn. [name_u]Kit[/name_u]
[name_m]Christoph[/name_m] - Would use the nn. [name_u]Kit[/name_u]
[name_m]Dionysius[/name_m] - My Great-Grandmothers maiden name
[name_m]Friedrich[/name_m]- Would use the nn. [name_u]Freddie[/name_u]. Very common in throughout my family on many sides
[name_m]Heinrich[/name_m] - Although I would use [name_m]Henrik[/name_m] as an honour name as [name_m]Henry[/name_m] was also a family members name
[name_u]Jean[/name_u] - My Great Grandmother, my [name_f]Nanna[/name_f]'s Mum, very special
[name_m]Johann[/name_m] - Very common in my family
[name_f]Johanna[/name_f] -Very common in my family
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] - Very common in my family
[name_m]Ludwig[/name_m] - pronounciation: Loot-Vig
[name_f]Milicent[/name_f] - My Grandad’s Grandmother, he did not like her, but I get called [name_f]Milly[/name_f] by my family, may use [name_f]Romilly[/name_f] as an alternative
[name_m]Ramses[/name_m] - [name_m]Ramsay[/name_m] is a family last name. It is said we were named after Rameses as in [name_u]Egypt[/name_u].
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] - Very common in my family
Trien - my 6th Great Grandmothers Middle name
[name_m]Vincent[/name_m] - Would use [name_m]Vance[/name_m] as an [name_f]Honour[/name_f] name

This isn’t my family, but, my friends family have some weird names. Her elder brother’s called Keelan, her names ‘[name_u]Courtney[/name_u]’ spelt like Kourtnei and her sister’s called Nataya.

@bohomamma I’m so jealous of how many usable family names you have! I really love [name_f]Ottilie[/name_f] and [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] especially. Those are such lovely names that my family would never get behind. I’m very jealous haha.

@freyjaleighhh Wow! I’ve never heard of Keelan before. That’s not a name you encounter everyday.