Just for Fun! Folklore Names!

I have recently fallen love with [name]Clementine[/name] and [name]Matilda[/name], prompting my husband to comment that I only like names that have a kitchy song associated with them! :slight_smile: While that is only partially true, it got me to thinking about other folklore names I love. Let’s start a list!

[name]Clementine[/name] (Oh My Darlin’)
[name]Matilda[/name] (Walzing [name]Matilda[/name])
[name]Lorelei[/name] ([name]German[/name] river siren)
[name]Sabrina[/name] (Celtic river siren)
[name]Susannah[/name] (Oh, [name]Susannah[/name]!)
[name]Dinah[/name] (Someone’s in the Kitchen with…)

[name]Liza[/name] (There’s a Hole in the Bucket)
[name]Mary[/name] ([name]Mary[/name] Had a [name]Little[/name] Lamb)
[name]Molly[/name] (Cockles and Mussels)
[name]Sal[/name] (Singing [name]Polly[/name]-Wolly-Doodle All the [name]Day[/name])

I think there is a Nameberry blog on this topic.

[name]John[/name] [name]Henry[/name] (there are several songs for this folk hero!)

[name]Liza[/name] [name]Jane[/name]- pocketful of gold
[name]Daisy[/name], [name]Daisy[/name]
[name]Molly[/name] -Ob-La-[name]Di[/name], Ob-La-Da
[name]Rosie[/name]- ring a ring a rosie

Here’s the link to the Nameberry blog on song names:
https://nameberry.com/blog/2009/09/02/hey-jude-names-from-the-beatles-and-beyond/

There were too many there for me to copy. :slight_smile:

You have just got ‘There’s a hole in the bucket’ stuck in my head [name]Susan[/name] and I’m sure it will go around and around all night. Haha

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You have just got ‘There’s a hole in the bucket’ stuck in my head [name]Susan[/name] and I’m sure it will go around and around all night. Thanks! haha

[quote=“susan”][name]Liza[/name] (There’s a Hole in the Bucket)quote]
[name]Henry[/name], too!

[name]Dolly[/name] - Well hello [name]Dolly[/name] … …
[name]John[/name] - [name]John[/name] [name]Jacob[/name] Jingle Himer Schmidt

Sweet [name]Adeline[/name]
[name]Bonnie[/name] (My [name]Bonnie[/name] lies over the ocean)
Pretty [name]Polly[/name] (this may not be the best as [name]Polly[/name] as murdered)

For Boys
[name]John[/name] ([name]Jacob[/name] Jingle Heimer Schmidt)
[name]Reuben[/name] ["[name]Reuben[/name], [name]Reuben[/name]/[name]Reuben[/name] & [name]Rachel[/name]" & “[name]How[/name] you gonna keep em down on the farm”]