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The name Bertha...

My great grandmother's name was Bertha. I've often wondered how anyone could look down at their precious, beautiful newborn girl cradled in their arms and say 'I'm going to name you Bertha!'. HOW did they even think that sounded pretty? lol.

Do you have any ugly 'old'  names in your family?


Asked by IhartU at 1:05 PM on May. 5, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • My same grandmother wanted me to name my child after my father boy or girl. If it was a girl she wanted me to name him Arthurina. :gags:: lol.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:10 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Yes. When I was prego, I had picked out the name Chloe for a girl and Miles for a boy. My mom HATED those names. So before my ultrasound, I said I'd changed my mind. If it was a boy, I'd name him Norbert after my grandpa, or if it was a girl, I'd name her Chardonnay because I love wine so much. She didn't mind Chloe or Miles so much after that, but I went with Sophia. lol

    Answer by SleepyCupcake at 1:07 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Yes, my ex husbands name is Boyd. He wanted to name our son Boyd and I told him I loved our son too much to do that to him.

    Answer by gemgem at 1:13 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • I wasnt a big fan of my middle name (GeorgiaLeigh) until I was older...I always thought it sounded old and "country" lol....but I like it fits me

    Answer by Lucky209 at 1:07 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • THANK GOD my parents didn't believe in family names! I could have been named after my mother's mother - Gertrude Blanche!

    Answer by hootie826 at 1:09 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • I love the name Esther! And Pearl too. I really like most classic names too.

    Answer by TARARENEE at 1:27 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • My G-ma's middle name was Madolia. Margret Madolia.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:06 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • My grandfather's name was Jewels........I never figured that one out. I adored the man, but ?????????? As far back as I can remember he went by his last name.

    Answer by Dahis at 1:07 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • My grandmother's name was Florence and I had an aunt Doris.

    Answer by TARARENEE at 1:07 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Lol! In my family there is Verta and Dagmar! Both great grand mothers. I wanted to do family names with my little one but I was horrified at the thought of having to name a girl either of those! I'm having a boy instead.

    Answer by meandrphoto at 1:08 PM on May. 5, 2011