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

posted 11 years ago in Babies
Post # 77
34 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

Mine :

Dorothy (Doe) & William (Bill)

Mary (May) & Floyd




Post # 78
6582 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Paternal: Gertrude Mary and George Emmett

Maternal: Dolores Jean and Carlo Donald

Post # 79
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Maternal – Helen and Festus (Fes) with a very common last name

Paternal – Herbert (Sonny) and Sofie with a very uncommon German last name

Post # 80
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


Maternal- Joyce and Paul

Paternal- Julia and Manuel (both passed long before I was born)

Great grandma on my mum’s side was Gertrude (I believe she went by Gert) and her husbands were Michael, David, and George.

I don’t know my great grandparent’s names from my dad’s side.


Maternal- Gloria and Thomas (step grandpa but only one he has known)

Paternal- Julia and Lebro

Great grandma on mum’s side was Yvonne and husband Charles and on his mum’s dad’s side Anna (went by middle name Ebba).

He doesn’t know his great grandparents from his dad’s side. 

Post # 81
3993 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Marina Jean, James Rollo (Rah-low), Jeanne Ann, William James. My MN is Jean to incorporate both grandmothers. Brothers use William and James to incorporate both grandfathers.

If I ever have a daughter, I’m using Marina Noelle (Mom’s MN).

Post # 82
3993 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Oh, FI’s were: Henry Ezekiel (FI and his dad’s mn is Ezekiel also), Sara Nell (goes by Nell), Joy ____ and Asa ____.

Post # 83
587 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Rosemary and Eugene (on my dad’s side) and Judith and Jim/James, plus a step-grandma Linda (on my mom’s side).

Post # 84
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We have a bunch since our parents are divorced:

Me: Virginia (Ginny) & Dirk, Max & Carole, Myrtis and Clement (Clem), Dora & Leon (she went by Barkey based on her maiden name)

Fiance: Sara & Jim, Delores & John, Sigfried (Ziggy) & ??

Post # 85
1012 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My grandmas both had/have fun stories that go with their names haha.

Mary “Sue” (her brother always called her Sue even though her full name was Mary Eleanor…and so Sue caught on and everyone always called her that)

married to Russell


married to Minnie (whose mother was first-generation Italian immigrant and spoke no English, so when she birthed my grandma she said some kind of Italian name that the American midwife didn’t understand; all she heard from it was “mini” and that’s what she put on the birth certificate, so for many years my grandma’s legal name was Mini…she had it legally changed to Minnie at some point.)

Post # 86
1630 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Moms Side- Adrienne and Irwin

Dads Side- Gayla and Charles


Fi’s-Zeoworlde and Bogale (hes African)

Post # 87
8246 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

My Side:
Mom’s Parents – Mark and Judy
Dad’s Parents – Ben and Sarah

DH’s Side:
Dad’s Dad – Donald (his wife has passed away and I never met her)
Mom’s Mom – Charlotte (her husband has passed away and I never met him)

My great-grandma who lived until I was 21 was Norma, although she went by Honey.

Post # 88
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mine are:

Moms Side- James & Elizabeth

Dads Side- Dale & Deanna  (later on she married Jess)

Fiance Side:

Only know 1 set

John Sr. & Annastasia




Post # 89
1308 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999


Barbara & William

Vivian & Walter

Edith & Frederick (step)



Carolyn & Jay 

Jeannette & Kenneth

Post # 90
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mom’s parents were Jack and Dorothea. My grandma’s parents actually meant to name her Dorothy – but when she found her birth certificate as a teenager she was like, “mom, why don’t you call me by my name?” and her mom was like – “That’s not your name, your name is Dorothy!” … but she always went by Dot in later life anyway.


Dad’s parents were William and Catherine Alice – but my grandfather’s birth name was Wladyslaw (very Polish, yes) – but the nuns in is Catholic elementary school did not know how to pronounce that so they chaned it to William. So literally only his BC has Wladyslaw on it, the rest of his documents (driver’s license, marriage license, Army papers) all have William. Catherine Alice also just went by Alice.

(also, for the record, Wladyslaw – which is pronounced like “Voloslof” – is Polish for “Walter,” not William.) 

I love how both sides have some funny birth certificate story. 🙂

Post # 91
4211 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Dads side – Jean and Alfred

Moms side – Ruth and Jack but Ruth passed away when my mom was 16 so my step grandmother is Jan

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