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The Funniest Name in My Family Tree

We all have those names that set us to chuckles or guffaws. What's the funniest name in your family tree?

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Comment by Will Chapman on January 25, 2010 at 2:27am
There are several Digory Swiggs in our tree one with a daughter called Damerisk. Then there is my 6th ggrandfather Theophilus Pethick. Both surnames are from Cornwall, England the source of many odd surnames.
Comment by Nelda Tinker on January 24, 2010 at 8:16pm
This group should be fun. I had to join. Our family is notorious for weird names. My name is Gwenelda Jean pronounced "Gwah-Nell-Dah" my husbands middle name is Granderson. But I guess some of the funniest names come from one of my Mothers Sisters, her name was "Rosettah Urinah Jane" lol There are plenty of others.
Comment by S. J. Cruse on January 10, 2010 at 3:46am
I just joined because when I saw it, I had to think of my Dad's side of the family. Our last name is Cruse. My Grandma's name was Minnie Walburgia Schwab and one of her sisters was Stella Rheuhamie schwab. On the Cruse side, one of my great aunts was Cinderella Cruse. Didn't work though. She never married and the one picture I have of her she's pretty stern looking!
Comment by Christine Elaine Law on December 30, 2009 at 11:13pm
so far I think "Fortune Flood" is the most amusing name in our family so far! But I've just begun !!
Comment by Joy Blair on September 20, 2009 at 4:31pm
I also thought Thankful was an funny name, but now I have uncovered 3 of them from three different branches of my tree. Other funny names I have are: Audre (my husbands uncle - still living); Nyssa (my niece - age 18); and Ami (my great-grandfather's middle name). I also have a Patience Angel who when married became Patience Damon...
Comment by Karen Jayne Worth Carter on September 18, 2009 at 1:04pm
I have a Thankful Mason in my family tree!
Comment by Paula Hinkel on August 20, 2009 at 10:59pm
Interesting names, that's for sure. I had a friend with a daughter Jerusha just a few years ago. I had never heard it before, but she was named after an early ancestor. I thought it was a lovely name.
Comment by J'Anette Vidunas Scott on August 20, 2009 at 7:04pm
I have Bushrod Tapp, born in Virginia. I suspect is was a grandmother's surname, but it is definately weird. Then, there is an unrelated Needham, which I again suspect is a maternal name.

My most favorite is Jerusha, which is hebrew, but you never see it much past 1600s.
Comment by Jeanie McCully on August 17, 2009 at 7:45pm
Well, now I'm trying to figure out what in the world possessed these relatives of mine (cousins Xtimes removed) to name their daughter Roy and their son Bernice!?!
Comment by Diane Mitchell on August 11, 2009 at 5:53pm
Hmmm...it just hit me about the birth and death dates on Experience Bliss. She would've been about 110 years old at the time of her death so I'll have to research those dates a bit more.
 

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