Wow. I use to think that my husband and I had horrible names in our family tree. [name]Beaulah[/name]? [name]Albina[/name]? [name]Oscar[/name]? [name]Willard[/name]? [name]Agnes[/name]? Those names had us running to everything from fav bands to 80’s movies to find names that would have personal meaning yet sound good. Well, if your family tree is filled with names you can’t stand, DIG DEEPER! Because burried under all the [name]Mildred[/name] and Bartholds you will find gems.
Turns out that both of our families went a little name nutty in the early 1900 century! Before that, more subtle and sophisticated names were being handed down. I haven’t made my list of fave boy names yet, because the names [name]John[/name], [name]Joseph[/name], [name]Richard[/name], [name]Louis[/name] and [name]Stephen[/name] dominate for quite a few generations, but here are a few gems we found in our tree:
[name]Johanna[/name] – This was on [name]BOTH[/name] sides of our families.
[name]Hazel[/name] – Absolutely charming, I think.
[name]Ella[/name] [name]Mae[/name] – not a name I was expecting to see from 1866!
[name]Eva[/name] – Nice twist to the name [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Lane[/name] – Nice twist to the name [name]Jane[/name]
I can’t wait until we get more leafs on our ancestory.com family tree to see what other names we unearth.