Monday, August 11, 2008

What's your name?

Here in Smalltownland things are pretty traditional. People value family and knowing one another. People still bring food to your house when a family member passes and will come and harvest your crop if you are too sick to do so yourself. Tradition carries over to the next generation, with manners and ideals being passed along. And, if you are lucky enough, you might even have a traditional name that has been passed through your family.

Toots and the Deerslayer go to school with some wonderful children and some very interesting children. But, the one thing that set these kids apart are their names. Now, in the big city names like Tiffany and Ryan might be the most popular. But....not necessarily around here. Here are a few of the more common/traditional names of children in Smalltownland:

Sharon
Adelia
Faye
Sylvia
Sedrick
Ortella
Annis
Frederick
Ivy

What are some of the more interesting names in your neck of the woods?

2 comments:

  1. Your names are interesing!! I'm not sure ours are but we have lots of:

    Matthew
    Megan
    Mark
    Sharon

    In the older generations it seems it was popular to have initials. Maybe the large families ran out of names. I know a L.C., J.C., A.J.,and a L.B. Very neat post!

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  2. Thanks for the comment! We do have some Matthews and Megans, but actually not a whole lot. In my Grannie's family all of the children went by their middle names. They were never called by their first names.

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