Grandparent's Names

Seeing as a lot of people on here seem to like old-fashioned names, I thought it would be interesting to share our grandparent’s names, and possibly our great-grandparent’s names! Here’s mine…

Grandfather: [name]Malcolm[/name]
Grandmother: [name]Jennifer[/name]

Grandfather: [name]Charles[/name]
Grandmother: [name]Pamela[/name]

Great-grandmother: [name]Florence[/name] (Nickname - [name]Flo[/name])


[name]James[/name] & [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Anna[/name] [name]May[/name] & [name]Lee[/name] [name]Omar[/name] (both used the double barrels)

Maternal grandfather: Søren
Maternal grandmother: Irmelin

Maternal great-grandfather: [name]Christian[/name]
Maternal great-grandmother: [name]Laura[/name]

Paternal grandmother: [name]Connie[/name]

Maternal [name]Reginald[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name],
Paternal [name]Ernest[/name] and [name]Florence[/name].

Paternal Grandfather: [name]James[/name]
Paternal Grandmother: [name]Adeline[/name]

Maternal Grandfather: [name]Joseph[/name]
Paternal Grandmother: [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Irene[/name] (always known as [name]Irene[/name])

[name]Mary[/name] [name]Angelina[/name]
[name]Frank[/name] ([name]Nunzio[/name], changed his name)


[name]John[/name] [name]Joseph[/name] ([name]Giovanni[/name])


I only know the greats on my mother’s side. [name]Robert[/name] & [name]Louise[/name] are my dad’s parents & I’ve never met any of his family so they’re more in the unusable name category than the family name category for me!

[name]John[/name] and [name]Olive[/name]
[name]Minnie[/name] and [name]Frederick[/name]

[name]Cougar[/name] (real name was [name]John[/name], usually went by [name]Cougar[/name] or [name]Jack[/name]–we great-grandkids called him [name]Cougar[/name] [name]Jack[/name]) and [name]Maude[/name]

[name]Wilford[/name] and Franceszka (went by [name]Frances[/name])

[name]Kendall[/name] and Marcielle


[name]Aubrey[/name] [name]Douglas[/name]
[name]Dolores[/name] [name]Marie[/name]

[name]Set[/name] of Greats:
[name]Ethel[/name] [name]Rose[/name]

[name]Set[/name] of Greats:

  • Interestingly, it was a tradition for a while to name your first son [name]Joseph[/name] or [name]John[/name] and name one of your younger sons [name]Aloysius[/name]. I thought this was a pretty cool name. My grandma said they called him [name]Al[/name]. I think Aloy would have been a cooler nickname.

@ shvibziks

I love the name [name]Soren[/name].

[name]Howard[/name] [name]Leslie[/name]
[name]Mary[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]

[name]Arthur[/name] [name]Joseph[/name]
[name]Ruth[/name] [name]Martha[/name]

[name]John[/name] [name]Percival[/name] & [name]Verna[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]John[/name] [name]Fish[/name] (his mother’s maiden name) & [name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]

[name]John[/name] ? & [name]Catherine[/name] (but great-grandpa always called her [name]Jenny[/name], no one knows why!)
? & [name]Bessie[/name] [name]Rosina[/name]
? & [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]George[/name] & ?

…lots of holes!

Paternal: [name]Virginia[/name] [name]Carol[/name] and [name]Eugene[/name] (don’t know his middle); her previous husband was [name]Donald[/name] [name]Howard[/name]. Her mother was [name]Blanche[/name]…I don’t know [name]Blanche[/name]'s middle name but some of her siblings were [name]Dean[/name], [name]Thelma[/name], [name]Fred[/name], and [name]Edna[/name]. Also on this side is an [name]Earlene[/name]. I was always intrigued by her name.

Maternal: [name]Mary[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] and [name]Walter[/name] [name]Wade[/name]. [name]Mary[/name] had the following siblings: [name]Hattie[/name] [name]Bell[/name], [name]William[/name] Reimer and Reimer [name]William[/name] (twins!! O.O We called them Uncle W.R. and Uncle R.W.), and [name]Martha[/name] [name]Lou[/name].

[name]Herman[/name] “[name]HAM[/name]” :slight_smile:





[name]Raymond[/name] (1st husband)
[name]William[/name] (2nd)

Maternal greats and great-greats:
[name]Helen[/name] [name]Iva[/name] (went by [name]Iva[/name] as a girl, then started going by [name]Helen[/name] later on)
[name]Wally[/name] (not sure if short for [name]Walter[/name], [name]Wallace[/name], ?)
[name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Bertha[/name] (went by E.B., pronounced to rhyme with [name]Edie[/name])
[name]Julius[/name] [name]Herman[/name]
[name]Gladys[/name] [name]Kay[/name] (went by [name]Mim[/name]!)
[name]Albertina[/name] [name]Frederica[/name]
[name]Carl[/name] [name]Frederic[/name]

[name]Frank[/name] [name]Bartholomew[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name]

Paternal greats:
[name]Bessie[/name] [name]Rea[/name]
Sigh (this is fascinating to me, especially because his siblings were [name]Samuel[/name], [name]Alexander[/name], [name]Thomas[/name], [name]James[/name], and [name]Sarah[/name]!)

I also have a step-grandma:
[name]Virginia[/name] ([name]Ginny[/name])
and her mother was my G-Gma [name]Charlotte[/name].

[name]Lois[/name] [name]Ann[/name]
[name]James[/name] [name]Arthur[/name] (1st Husband)
[name]Robert[/name] [name]Lawrence[/name] (2nd Husband)

My grandmother’s parents were [name]Harold[/name] & [name]Stella[/name] [name]Mae[/name]. They also had [name]Phyllis[/name], [name]Hazel[/name], [name]Greta[/name], [name]Verla[/name], [name]Harold[/name], [name]Jr[/name]., [name]Dorothy[/name] & [name]Larry[/name].

The one I find the most interesting was [name]Greta[/name]'s husband’s name. His parents wanted to name him after his dad, but rather than name him [name]William[/name] [name]Jr[/name]. They just named him [name]Junior[/name]. As a teenager, his mates nicknamed him “Dude” and it stuck, so to me he’s always been Uncle Dude.

[name]Frederica[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] (she went by [name]Freida[/name])
[name]George[/name] [name]Henry[/name]

[name]Freida[/name] later married [name]Jack[/name], while [name]George[/name] married [name]Esme[/name]. IDK much about [name]Nan[/name]'s side, but Granddad’s mum’s name was [name]Margery[/name], called [name]Margie[/name].

Maternal grandparents:
Wendy Anne
Michael Anthony (Later married Jill Allison)

Paternal grandparents:
Irene Lillian (Later married Anthony Robert)
William George (Later married Margaret Rose)

Maternal great-grandparents:
Yvonne Irma June (Later married Norman William and Clifford Albert)
Norman Francis
Helen Janet (Later married John Matthew)
John Frederick Cathcart

Paternal great-grandparents:
Gwendoline Winifred (Married James Lindon John)
George Alfred Charles
Ivy Edith
George William Stone

Maternal great-great-grandparents:
Ivy Ann
Peter Martin
Sarah Ann
John Victor
Edward Pilgrim
Florence John
Edwin Alfred

Paternal great-great-grandparents:
Ada May
Harold George
Lillian Charlotte
George Alfred
Alice Annie
William James

Nothing too exciting.

Maternal Grandparents: [name]Stanley[/name] and [name]Margaret[/name]

Paternal Grandparents: [name]Charles[/name] and [name]Cynthia[/name]

Maternal Great-Grandparents: [name]Frank[/name] and [name]Cecilia[/name], [name]Alexander[/name] and [name]Anastasia[/name] (but she always went by [name]Nancy[/name])

Paternal Grandparents: [name]John[/name] and [name]Josie[/name], [name]Della[/name] and some name that started with an N (I only know his initials, unfortunately)

[name]Don[/name]'t have any from my mother’s biological family, so I’ll just include ones from her adoptive family:

[name]Horace[/name] Rankin ([name]Jr[/name].)
[name]Mabel[/name] [name]Maxine[/name]

[name]Frank[/name] & [name]Jennifer[/name] ([name]Mabel[/name]'s parents)

I have a lot more information from my father’s side, particularly his mother’s side:

[name]Ronald[/name] [name]Lee[/name]
[name]Betty[/name] [name]Lou[/name]

[name]Wendell[/name] [name]Albert[/name]
[name]Eileen[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]James[/name] [name]Claud[/name] (ALWAYS went by [name]Claud[/name]. I only recently found out his real name.)

Great-great grandparents:
[name]Walter[/name] [name]Dinsmore[/name]
[name]Grace[/name] [name]Leona[/name] “[name]Gracie[/name]”
[name]Joseph[/name] [name]Allen[/name]

Greatx3 grandparents:
[name]Jasper[/name] B.
[name]Mollie[/name] [name]Adeline[/name] [name]Nancy[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Harvey[/name] C. “[name]Doc[/name]”
[name]Mary[/name] [name]Louisa[/name]

Greatx4 grandparents:
[name]Drury[/name] [name]Pinkney[/name]

Greatx5 grandparents:

Greatx6 grandparents:

For a few generations before [name]Arthur[/name] and [name]Mary[/name], there are many [name]Marys[/name] and Johns and the like. Skipping back to the greatx9 grandmother, her name was [name]Rosamond[/name].

Our parents/step-parents: [name]James[/name] ([name]Jim[/name]), [name]Betty[/name], [name]Patricia[/name], [name]Charles[/name], [name]Beverly[/name], [name]Robert[/name]

Our grandparents: [name]James[/name], [name]Jenny[/name], [name]Ann[/name], [name]Cornelius[/name], [name]Jarvis[/name], [name]Cassie[/name], [name]Frances[/name], [name]Douglas[/name], [name]Wilma[/name], [name]Woody[/name]