Your Grandparents' Names!

I would just love to hear your grandparents’ names (and maybe some background info on where they were from/how they were named/etc). Whether it’s one grandparent, your three times great grandparent, I want to hear it all! :slight_smile:

[name_f]My[/name_f] maternal grandparents:
[name_u]Max[/name_u] [name_m]Herbert[/name_m]
[name_f]Barbara[/name_f] [name_f]Ann[/name_f]

[name_f]My[/name_f] maternal great-grandparents:
[name_m]Herbert[/name_m] [name_m]Hardy[/name_m]
[name_f]Edna[/name_f] [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_f]Francesca[/name_f] [name_u]Maria[/name_u]
[name_u]Florence[/name_u] [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u]
[name_u]William[/name_u] [name_u]Vester[/name_u]

Other maternal great+ grandparents:
[name_u]Maria[/name_u] [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f]
[name_f]Berdie[/name_f] [name_u]Franklin[/name_u]
[name_f]Luella[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_u]William[/name_u] [name_u]Spencer[/name_u]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Ford[/name_m]
[name_u]Jasper[/name_u] Blakemore
[name_f]Ruth[/name_f] [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]

[name_f]My[/name_f] paternal grandparents:
Garnier [name_m]Grant[/name_m]
[name_u]Joyce[/name_u] [name_f]Edna[/name_f]

[name_f]My[/name_f] paternal great-grandparents:
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]
[name_u]John[/name_u] [name_m]Anton[/name_m]
[name_f]Caroline[/name_f] [name_u]Marie[/name_u]

Maternal Grands:
[name_f]Olivia[/name_f] [name_u]Louise[/name_u]
[name_u]Robert[/name_u] [name_u]Francis[/name_u] (father of her second set of kids)
[name_u]John[/name_u] [name_m]Richard[/name_m] (the father of her first set kids - including my mom)

Paternal Grands:
[name_f]Michelle[/name_f] [name_u]Marie[/name_u] [name_f]Marcella[/name_f]
[name_u]Michael[/name_u] Garen

Various Great+ Grands:
[name_u]Hazel[/name_u] [name_f]Marianne[/name_f]
[name_u]Max[/name_u] (yes, ‘just’ Max!)
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] ‘Lil’
[name_f]Irene[/name_f] ‘Reenie’
[name_f]Catherine[/name_f] [name_f]Barbara[/name_f] ‘Barb’
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_u]Lawrence[/name_u] ‘Fred’
[name_u]Jack[/name_u] [name_u]Robert[/name_u]

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[name_f]My[/name_f] grandpa is “just” [name_u]Max[/name_u] too :slight_smile:
I LOVE Reenie as a nickname for [name_f]Irene[/name_f]! And [name_u]Jack[/name_u] [name_u]Robert[/name_u] is so beautifully classic!

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My maternal grands (both european): Stefan & Inge

Maternal great grands: Emil & Mathilde , Leo & Maria

My paternal grands (both south American): Enzo & Leonor

Paternal great grands: Lilia & John

(Not sure on middles since I don’t really have much contact sadly)

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~ maternal grandparents:

[name_m]Kraig[/name_m] [name_u]Taylor[/name_u]
[name_f]Jeannette[/name_f] (no middle name)

~ paternal grandparents:

[name_f]Melody[/name_f] [name_u]Kay[/name_u]
[name_u]Glen[/name_u] [name_u]Andre[/name_u]

I’m pretty sure on my dad’s side, I have great grandparents named DeeOn, [name_m]Leonard[/name_m], (Melody’s parents) [name_f]Mary[/name_f] and [name_u]Lawrence[/name_u] (Glen’s parents). And on my mom’s side I have great grandparents named [name_u]Clyde[/name_u] and [name_f]Thelma[/name_f] (Kraig’s parents) and [name_u]Joseph[/name_u], [name_f]Patricia[/name_f] and [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] ‘Betty’ (Jeannette’s parents and step-mom.)

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Yours have a wonderful set of names!

[name_u]Max[/name_u] [name_m]Herbert[/name_m], [name_f]Berdie[/name_f] [name_u]Franklin[/name_u], [name_f]Luella[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f], [name_m]Herbert[/name_m] [name_m]Hardy[/name_m], [name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Ford[/name_m], [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] Blakemore, and [name_f]Mathilda[/name_f] are so cool! (Luella, [name_u]Elias[/name_u] and [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] feel like very-berry combos :grin:)

I won’t include my two living grandparents’ names, but my great grandparents were called [name_m]Peter[/name_m] and [name_f]Thelma[/name_f], and my grandfather on my dad’s side was [name_u]Lindsey[/name_u] (not his actual first name). I don’t know anymore than that I’m afraid

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All of my grandparents got divorced and remarried, so I have 8 instead of 4.

[name_f]Darlene[/name_f] [name_f]Ann[/name_f] <-her father said she looked darling when she was born
[name_m]Albert[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u] “Al” <-I believe he was named after family but not sure

[name_u]Charles[/name_u] “Charlie” <-I believe his middle name was [name_m]Richard[/name_m]. Named after his father [name_u]Charles[/name_u].
[name_f]Patricia[/name_f] [name_f]Gail[/name_f] “Gail” <-I do not know where her name comes from but she goes by her middle name exclusively

[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] “Liz” <-surprisingly I don’t remember her middle name and I should know this lol
[name_m]Norman[/name_m] [name_u]Joseph[/name_u] <-junior

Smiley <-withholding middle name out of privacy (very unique), but he is a third. Somewhat happy that name didn’t keep getting passed on (although the initials did)
[name_u]Jean[/name_u] [name_f]Ann[/name_f] <-I believe this is her first and middle name and she goes by both as a double-barrel

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All of my great grandparents are from [name_f]Russia[/name_f] and Jewish and all grandparents are first generation Russian descendants. That being said, the great grandparents may have been born with other names, but I don’t know for sure.

Paternal great grandparents:

[name_f]Nellie[/name_f] & [name_u]Sol[/name_u]

Paternal grandparents:

[name_f]Pauline[/name_f] & [name_u]Joseph[/name_u]

Maternal great grandparents:

[name_f]Pearl[/name_f] & [name_m]Morris[/name_m]

[name_f]Rose[/name_f] & [name_m]Nathan[/name_m]

Maternal grandparents

[name_f]Annette[/name_f] & [name_m]Albert[/name_m] [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] (only middle name I know!)

I really love the names [name_f]Nellie[/name_f], [name_f]Pearl[/name_f] & [name_m]Albert[/name_m] the most to use on children in real life. :slight_smile:

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[name_u]John[/name_u] and [name_f]Judy[/name_f]


[name_f]Kae[/name_f] (her middle name that she went by, her first was [name_f]Roberta[/name_f], after her father [name_u]Robert[/name_u], who abandoned her when she was six)

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[name_f]Luella[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] is wonderful! It sounds like it came straight from a berry UC :sparkles: I’m also a fan of [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] Blakemore and [name_u]Maria[/name_u] [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f].

[name_f]Edna[/name_f] [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] [name_f]Francesca[/name_f] [name_u]Maria[/name_u] curiously reminds me of a great-grandmother of mine, named [name_f]Erna[/name_f] [name_f]Lina[/name_f] [name_f]Wilhelmine[/name_f] ___ (Third middle name). I also had a great-great-grandmother named [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f] ___ [name_f]Karoline[/name_f], who used her middle name of [name_f]Karoline[/name_f].

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[name_f]My[/name_f] grandparents’ names:

[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] “Betsy” [name_u]Miller[/name_u] (maiden name Hamilton)-- 1942-2021; born and grew up in [name_m]Washington[/name_m] DC, her mother was named [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] Brunsteader and was from Pennsylvania, her father was from Massachusetts ; [name_m]German[/name_m]. Scottish, and [name_f]English[/name_f]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Kent[/name_m] “Kent” Miller-- b.1940; born and grew up in [name_m]Washington[/name_m] DC; I’m not sure where he’s from 100%, probably mostly [name_f]English[/name_f]?

[name_f]Clara[/name_f] Zelenak (maiden name Kovak)-- b.1947; born and lives in [name_u]West[/name_u] [name_u]Lorne[/name_u], Ontario; her parents were from Hungary and her middle name is Zsofie
[name_u]Edward[/name_u] “Ed” Zelenak-- b.1940; born and lives in [name_u]West[/name_u] [name_u]Lorne[/name_u], Ontario; his parents were from Slovakia; the last name Zelenak means “Green”

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Names in my grandparents’ generation of the family (born in the 30s)…



Names in my great grandparents’ generation (born in the 1900-1910s)…

Emma nn Emmy
Helen nn Nellie


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I’m not going to share first + middle for privacy reasons. [name_f]My[/name_f] paternal grandparents were [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] (Sam) and [name_f]Barbara[/name_f]. [name_f]Barbara[/name_f] and her sister both had common/trendy names and middle names for their birth era and no known meaning so I’m guessing my great-grandparents just liked the names. [name_u]Sam[/name_u] was [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]Jr[/name_m]. after his father. [name_f]My[/name_f] maternal grandparents were [name_m]Gerald[/name_m] (Gerry) and [name_f]Johanna[/name_f] (Joann). [name_f]My[/name_f] grandpa’s mother was a very, very proud [name_u]Irish[/name_u] American and my grandma’s family were [name_m]German[/name_m]. She was named after her grandma [name_f]Johanna[/name_f] but always went by the Americanized version of the name.

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[name_f]Auriel[/name_f] [name_u]Gay[/name_u]
[name_u]Edward[/name_u] “Ted” (I don’t know if he had a middle name)

[name_f]Patricia[/name_f] “Patty” [name_u]Anne[/name_u]
[name_u]James[/name_u] “Jim” [name_u]Howard[/name_u]

now here is where things get complicated, I only know the names of my paternal grandmothers parents.
[name_u]Howard[/name_u] Elburn, he wet by Elburn
[name_u]June[/name_u] [name_u]Marie[/name_u]

I do know my maternal grandmothers name was [name_f]Camila[/name_f] though and I know she went by [name_f]Cami[/name_f]

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Paternal Grandparents:

[name_m]Ian[/name_m] [name_u]David[/name_u] - Don’t know
[name_u]June[/name_u] [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] - [name_u]June[/name_u] is because she was born in [name_u]June[/name_u]

Maternal Grandparents:

[name_m]Avon[/name_m] [name_u]Earl[/name_u] - Prefers to be called [name_u]Earl[/name_u].
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u] - Went by Lizzy/Lizzie

Not sure why they were named what they were named but the names [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], [name_u]Anne[/name_u] and [name_u]David[/name_u] got passed on to children

Some of my ancestors’ names:

Roses [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] [name_f]Bel[/name_f]
[name_u]Esme[/name_u] [name_f]Eunice[/name_f]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_u]John[/name_u]
[name_f]Isabella[/name_f] [name_f]Theresa[/name_f]
[name_f]Catherine[/name_f] [name_f]Winifred[/name_f]
[name_u]Joseph[/name_u] [name_u]Charles[/name_u]
[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] [name_f]Maude[/name_f]

All of my grandparents are gone, but I love their names! We have some namesakes in the family, and I think we need more! I don’t know all the information about my great-grandparents off the top of my head. :pensive:

Maternal grandparents:
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] & [name_m]Philip[/name_m] “Phil” [name_u]Joseph[/name_u]

Maternal great-grandparents:
[name_u]Joseph[/name_u] & Margariette
[name_u]Joseph[/name_u] & [name_f]Grace[/name_f]

Paternal grandparents:
[name_u]Ellis[/name_u] [name_f]Laverne[/name_f] and [name_f]Patricia[/name_f] [name_u]Jo[/name_u] (my grandfather went by [name_u]Lou[/name_u] in the [name_f]Air[/name_f] Force, where he met my grandmother. She later went by [name_f]Patty[/name_f] or [name_f]Patty[/name_f] Jo.) I don’t know much about her parents.
Paternal great grandparents:
[name_u]Max[/name_u] (just Max!! :heart_eyes:) [name_m]Landers[/name_m] & [name_f]Myrtle[/name_f]
[name_u]Max[/name_u] was almost my brother’s name! One of my dad’s cousins used the name for one of her sons. He is younger than we are!