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Thread #99077 Message #1970237
Posted By: JennieG
16-Feb-07 - 07:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Were you named after anyone?
Subject: RE: BS: Were you named after anyone?
My first name, Jennifer, is because my parents liked it; my middle name, Grace, is after a cousin of my mother's who died young. Her full name was Dorothy Grace Kidd - I should be thankful that they didn't go for Jennifer Dorothy, it's a bit of a mouthful.
A few years when doing a geneaology course, we were told about the naming of children in Scottish tradition; it seems they used the same system as pattern-maker mentions.