Ralph Tollemache's Eccentrically Named Children

I just stumbled onto this guy’s Wikipedia page, and wow! He really had some imagination when it came to naming his kids. Here are the children of [name_m]Ralph[/name_m] Tollemache (from Wikipedia):

  1. [Sir [name_u]Lyonel[/name_u] [name_m]Felix[/name_m] Carteret [name_m]Eugene[/name_m] Tollemache, 4th [name_m]Baronet[/name_m](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonel_Tollemache), of [name_m]Hanley[/name_m] [name_m]Hall[/name_m] (15 [name_u]January[/name_u] 1854 – 4 [name_u]March[/name_u] 1952)
  2. Florence [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] [name_f]Artemesia[/name_f] (19 [name_f]February[/name_f] 1855 – 24 [name_f]May[/name_f] 1935)
  3. Evelyne [name_f]Clementina[/name_f] Wentworth [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] [name_f]Maude[/name_f] (7 [name_u]June[/name_u] 1856 – 1919)
  4. Granville [name_u]Grey[/name_u] Marchmont Manners Plantagenet (8 [name_u]June[/name_u] 1858 – 20 [name_f]April[/name_f] 1891)
  5. Marchmont [name_u]Murray[/name_u] [name_m]Reginald[/name_m] Grasett Stanhope Plantagenet (24 [name_u]December[/name_u] 1860 – 10 [name_f]April[/name_f] 1898)

From his second marriage:

  1. Dora [name_f]Viola[/name_f] [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] Irenez de Orellana Dysart Plantagenet (11 [name_u]November[/name_u] 1869 – 4 [name_u]July[/name_u] 1874)
  2. Mabel Helmingham [name_f]Ethel[/name_f] Huntingtower [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] Blazonberrie [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] Vise de [name_u]Lou[/name_u] de Orellana Plantagenet Toedmag [name_u]Saxon[/name_u] (11 [name_u]March[/name_u] 1872 – 5 [name_u]January[/name_u] 1955)
  3. Lyonesse [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] [name_f]Dora[/name_f] [name_f]Ida[/name_f] [name_f]Agnes[/name_f] [name_f]Ernestine[/name_f] Curson Paulet Wilbraham [name_u]Joyce[/name_u] Eugénie [name_u]Bentley[/name_u] Saxonia Dysart Plantagenet (9 [name_u]November[/name_u] 1874 – 26 [name_u]August[/name_u] 1944)
  4. Lyulph Ydwallo [name_m]Odin[/name_m] [name_m]Nestor[/name_m] [name_m]Egbert[/name_m] [name_u]Lyonel[/name_u] (LYONEL) Toedmag [name_m]Hugh[/name_m] Erchenwyne (THE) [name_u]Saxon[/name_u] [name_m]Esa[/name_m] Cromwell [name_f]Orma[/name_f] Nevill Dysart (SECOND) Plantagenet (21 [name_u]August[/name_u] 1876 – 1961)
  5. Lyona [name_f]Decima[/name_f] Veroica Esyth [name_f]Undine[/name_f] Cyssa [name_f]Hylda[/name_f] [name_f]Rowena[/name_f] [name_f]Adela[/name_f] [name_f]Thyra[/name_f] Ursuala [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] [name_f]Blanche[/name_f] Lelias Dysart Plantagenet (19 [name_f]April[/name_f] 1878 – 17 [name_u]November[/name_u] 1962) ([name_f]Decima[/name_f] for being the 10th child)
  6. Leo [name_m]Quintus[/name_m] Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet (19 [name_u]November[/name_u] 1879 – 1 [name_u]November[/name_u] 1914) ([name_m]Quintus[/name_m] for being the 5th son)
  7. Lyonella Fredegunda Cuthberga Ethelswytha Ideth [name_f]Ysabel[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f] [name_f]Monica[/name_f] de Orellana Plantagenet (14 [name_u]January[/name_u] 1882 – 3 [name_f]October[/name_f] 1952)
  8. Leone [name_m]Sextus[/name_m] [name_m]Denys[/name_m] Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet (10 [name_u]June[/name_u] 1884 – 20 [name_f]February[/name_f] 1917) ([name_m]Sextus[/name_m] for being the 6th son)
  9. Lyonetta [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_f]Regina[/name_f] [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Myra[/name_f] Polwarth Avelina [name_f]Phillipa[/name_f] Violantha de Orellana Plantagenet (14 [name_f]February[/name_f] 1887 – 7 [name_u]January[/name_u] 1951)
  10. Lyunulph Cospatrick [name_m]Bruce[/name_m] [name_u]Berkeley[/name_u] [name_m]Jermyn[/name_m] Tullibardine Petersham de Orellana Dysart Plantagenet (11 [name_u]January[/name_u] 1892 – 30 [name_u]November[/name_u] 1960)

Personally, I could see [name_f]Florence[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] [name_f]Artemesia[/name_f] working today, and [name_m]Granville[/name_m] [name_u]Grey[/name_u] Marchmont Manners is a definite GP for me!


So weird, [name_f]Mabel[/name_f] Helmingham Ethel Huntingtower BeatriceBlazonberrie Evangeline Vise de Lou de Orellana Plantagenet Toedmag Saxon has been on my list forever :joy:!


Florence [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] [name_f]Artemisia[/name_f] is what dreams are made of! (It’s too over the top for me, and over the top just in general, but wow, it’s a nameberry’s dream gp!)


It looks like for each child he just added one more name so they get longer as they go :rofl: and it seems he got a little less imaginative at the end with Lyonesse, Lyulph, Lyona, Lyonella, Lyonetta, and Lyunlph- they’re just variations of the same name lol. I actually really like [name_m]Granville[/name_m] [name_u]Grey[/name_u] Marchmont and I love [name_m]Leo[/name_m] Qunitus and that he used [name_m]Odin[/name_m]!


These names would make a really fun CAF!

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Honestly, I rather like a lot of some of the individual names used. I love:



Wowzers!! :flushed::flushed: [name_f]Imagine[/name_f] being named Lyunulph… yikes!

Great names :grin:

Some amazing imagination.

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me likes [name_f]Artemisia[/name_f] :smile:

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Wow! Some gems in there but he really had a thing for lions huh?

Lyonesse [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] [name_f]Dora[/name_f] [name_f]Ida[/name_f] [name_f]Agnes[/name_f] [name_f]Ernestine[/name_f] etc just sounds like they’re listing names.

[name_f]Dora[/name_f] [name_f]Viola[/name_f] [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] [name_f]Inez[/name_f] is something pretty special and very nameberry haha. Actually so is [name_f]Evelyne[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] Wentworth [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] [name_f]Maude[/name_f] :joy:

Oh my goodness I just read one of the sons emigrated to NZ and had 17 children which means I could be living among his descendants!


Each name is its own name bank. You could turn this into a CAF.


It’s like he couldn’t decide which extravagent name he likes most so he just threw them all in… Definitely not like me and my hundreds of names or anything…hehe send help :rofl:

[name_f]My[/name_f] favorites are [name_f]Viola[/name_f], [name_m]Odin[/name_m], [name_f]Undine[/name_f] (but spelt [name_f]Ondine[/name_f]), [name_f]Artemesia[/name_f], Avelina, [name_u]Valentine[/name_u], [name_f]Ida[/name_f], Oswolf, [name_f]Evelyne[/name_f], [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_m]Quintus[/name_m], Huntingtower, Plantagenet, Blazonberrie, Veroica, and Lyonetta

I just learnt what love means.

[name_u]Leone[/name_u] [name_m]Sextus[/name_m] [name_m]Denys[/name_m] Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet :heart:

@12queen This reminds me of your friend, [name_f]Layla[/name_f] and her siblings but this guy at least have some normalish names thrown in there too :smile:

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Yea! I mean, they have potential nicknames so that’s a positive!




Is it bad that I’m actually considering adding Blazonberrie to my list? [name_f]Fiona[/name_f] blazonberrie!


I like it :rofl:

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Definitely a GP for me!

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