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Old 09-02-2009, 09:07 PM   #1
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Grandparents' names

What are your grandparents' names?

I heard that the most popular names cycle every 2-3 generations, so i would be interested in seeing if our grandparents names are among those currently seeing revival. Yup, I know we dwellars span a few generations and continents, but humor me, I love names.

Mine (all British)

Nancy
Philip
Florence (Flo)
Norman

Of those, I'd say only Nancy has been used with any popularity recently and that here in the US -it seems to be one of those names popular in all generations. Maybe except the current brood.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:08 PM   #2
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:08 PM   #3
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William, Florence, Dean and Effie Sue.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:08 PM   #4
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Ha! Three granny Florences!
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:09 PM   #5
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I know! Isn't that neat? Great thread mon!
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:10 PM   #6
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:11 PM   #7
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Idk, was he Checkoslovakian?
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:14 PM   #8
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:14 PM   #9
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wow, yes, that's fantastic. my grandma Flo was the one who died a few years ago. i think I posted the eulogy i wrote that they refused to read at the funeral even though I couldn't be there.....

she was a total trooper and loved to travel, especially to the USA. she left us a small amount of money for fun, so we used it to pay for a helicopter tour over the grand canyon two years ago.

she often painted her house (inside) and varnished her piano, but never dusted first, so there were always interesting textures to be found She was widowed when my dad was young so she worked full-time and learned to be very practical
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:15 PM   #10
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:17 PM   #11
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(I almost had an Idk too -I had to look up her husband's name (Norman), I couldn't remember it off the top off my head -he was never in my life and she was the paternal -so once-a-month- grandma.)
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:18 PM   #12
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Joseph is pretty popular currently isn't it? I know quite a few Margarets (Maggies) too, but I suspect that's a pretty steadfast one here in the US?
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:19 PM   #13
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I don't know my great-grandparents' names. For one side I have a geneology, so I could look it up, but I don't think I have it for my mom's side.

I never met my grandmother Flo, because she died in a buggy accident about . . . 35 years before I was born.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:20 PM   #14
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just regular grandparents will do
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:20 PM   #15
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was just thinking about it
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