Ancestry

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Re: Ancestry

Post by John Upham » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:47 pm

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Re: Ancestry

Post by Neil Graham » Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:08 am

MJMcCready wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:37 am
We don't see Cyril, Stan, or Obidiah anymore.
I'm sorry to disappoint you but my youngest grandson (the one mentioned earlier who isn't Plunkett :) ) who is four has a best friend called Stanley. Stanley's little brother who is two this month is Freddie.

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Re: Ancestry

Post by John Upham » Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:34 am

Neil Graham wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:08 am
MJMcCready wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:37 am
We don't see Cyril, Stan, or Obidiah anymore.
I'm sorry to disappoint you but my youngest grandson (the one mentioned earlier who isn't Plunkett :) ) who is four has a best friend called Stanley. Stanley's little brother who is two this month is Freddie.
Has Freddie (or anyone else) said to his brother :

"Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into." ? :lol:
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Re: Ancestry

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:13 pm

MJMcCready wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:37 am
We don't see Cyril, Stan, or Obidiah anymore.
Haven't "old fashioned" names come a bit back into fashion in recent years, though?
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Re: Ancestry

Post by John Reyes » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:42 pm

John Upham wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:53 pm
The name Plunkett has a rich history


See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plunkett

Apparently
Variants of the name Plunkett include Plunket, Plucknett and Plunkitt. This name is of French origin, being a corruption of the word 'blanchet', meaning 'white', and was introduced to Ireland at the time of the Anglo-Norman invasion. It has now become exclusively Irish.
and there is a coat of arms.

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Re: Ancestry

Post by MJMcCready » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:11 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:13 pm
MJMcCready wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:37 am
We don't see Cyril, Stan, or Obidiah anymore.
Haven't "old fashioned" names come a bit back into fashion in recent years, though?
Perhaps they have, not sure tbh. Medieval names much less so I think.

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