(Closed) Family names – what were your grandparents’ names?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 47
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Grandma and Grandpa on dads side are Ted (Theodore) and Diane

on my Moms side Carle and Pearl and FIs grandmas name is Marline.

Post # 48
441 posts
Helper bee

Mine (I’m including my maternal grandparents’ middle names because they’re just so awesomely bad):

Merton Garfield (Mert)

Margaret Keetch (Marge. My g’ma’s middle name was ‘Winifred,’ which was her aunt’s name. My g’ma hated it, so she dropped it when she married)

Jerry (there’s a masculine name used a feminine one for ya! I have no idea if it’s short for something)

Robert (Bobby – the man I think of as my paternal g’pa)

Raymond (my actual paternal g’pa)

My husband’s:


Karolous (Karel [pronounced ‘Karl’] – he’s Dutch)





Post # 49
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992






Robert (“Bob”)- biological, died when my mom was 12 or 13

John- the one I’ve always known



Jan (step)

Mary (bio)

I’ve never heard his dad’s dad’s name.

He never knew his mom’s parents, and he’s never told me their names.

Post # 50
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009


Charlotte and James

Teresa and Arnold

Marion and Dean


Doris and Milton

Aldina and Mario

Post # 51
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My grandmothers:

Betty Ruth and Betty Lou (yes, both Betty and both very southern names)

My grandfathers:

Dallas (no middle name) and Robert Eugene

FI’s grandmothers:

Barbara Sue and Sarah Elizabeth


FI’s grandfathers (don’t remember their middle names):

Paul and….let me get back to you.  Both of his grandfathers passed away before we started dating.

Post # 52
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Betty and Leo

Joan and John

Post # 53
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

PS. I sortof want to use the names Leo (my Grandpa) and Asa (my husband’s grandpa).  I feel like Asa is more of girl name even though it was his Grandpa.

Post # 54
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mine are:

Harriet & Joe

Lois & Herbert

The middle name, Nelson, is actually the family name and was Joe’s father’s name. Several of my cousins, and my dad, have Nelson has their middle name. My brother does not.

My FI’s grandmother’s name was Edith and she was the only one he knew. The rest had all passed away by the time he was born.

Post # 55
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Rudolf (Rudy) Conrad and June Dorothy

Wilner and Kathleen (Honey)


Robert and Elinor

Charles (Chuck) and Dorothy

Post # 56
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Rosemary and Joseph John (but we knew him as Jack)

Joyce (her middle name she went by, but it was Marie) and Gilbert

Post # 57
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012


Merrilee and Norman

Jane and William


Amy and Mike

Joyce and Bill

Post # 58
7776 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

My Mom’s: Claude and Loretta

My Dad’s: Marvin and Medora

DH’s dad’s: Frank and June

I’ve never met his mom’s family, so I have no idea about them.

Post # 59
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Mom’s side:

Linda (She is still alive)


“Dewy” I cannot remember his actual name, I have never met him. They got a divorce when my mom was little. He died a few years ago before I got to meet him.


Lawrence (everyone called him Jip) He was the one I always knew as grandpa but he died of cancer 5+ years ago.


Frank, My grandma’s current husband.

Dad’s side:

Sandra or “Sandy” (She is still alive)

Fred (he died a couple years ago)

Post # 60
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Dad’s Side: Bertie (but went by middle name Carol) & Marty

Mom’s Side: Mary and Blaine

ETA: all born in 20s

Post # 61
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I was looking at the differences between names that seem older and one’s that are very current…like Amy.  Must be the difference in our ages?  My grandparents were born in the 20s.

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