March 3 – Names and Naming Patterns
We are asked if we have a first name that we share with one of our female ancestors or perhaps we were named after our great grandmother or our name maybe follows a naming pattern. If not, then we are asked to show the most unique or unusual female name we’ve come across in our family tree.
My name is Christine and although I was not named after any particular ancestor I almost share the name with that of my paternal side of the family ancestor Christianah Read born about 1835 in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, UK. Christianah is the 2 x great granddaughter of my 6 x great grandfather Cozens Read. Christianah married Samuel Flitney in 1856 at Aston Clinton and they had eight children.
I haven’t seen a particular naming pattern within my family although I think the ancestors from way back in the 1600s – early 1700s were doing something like a naming pattern.
I’m told by my parents that my dear Dad chose my name as he liked it and Mum agreed to it also so they went with that for me.