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

posted 11 years ago in Babies
Post # 92
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I love this post!
Mine are Bernadine (Bernie) and Jerome (Jerry), and Erma and William.

FH’s are Beverly and John (step-grandpa). Real Grandpa was Arthur.

My great grandma was Hildegard (Hilda). She was a lovely woman, too bad I can’t name a daughter Hilda…

Post # 93
3982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2011


Elizabeth and Howard

Jean and Vincent



Charlotte and David

Harriett and James

Post # 94
1773 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Its crazy to see how so many of these names are coming back into the top 100 now!

Mine are Josephine and rudolph, Eva and lloyd

Post # 95
805 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My Grandparents:

Theodore William (Ted) and Laina Marie (pronounced Lie- na…it’s a Finnish name)

John Leslie (he mostly went by Les, but also John) and Sara 

Hubby’s grandparents (I don’t know middle names):

Kenneth and Barbara (yup, Ken and Barbie, but they mostly go by Memy and Papa these days)

Carl and Joanne 

Post # 96
482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My Maternal Grandparents:

Dorothy Ann and Jared (no middle name)

My Paternal Grandparents:

Shirley Faye and Carmine Charles

My Maternal Great-Grandparents:

Sadie (whom I am named for) and William; Rosalyn and Louis

My Paternal Great-Grandparents:

Viola and William; Hazel and Carmine

Fiance’s Maternal Grandparents:

Janet and Larry (unsure of middle names)

Fiance’s Paternal Grandparents:

Patsy (unsure of middle name) and Billy Bob

Fiance’s Grandmother (step-mothers side):

Ruth (unsure of middle name)


Extra Tidbits:

My name is Sarah Michelle. My parents are Michael Carmine and Lisa Jill. I have two younger brothers, Adam Ryan and Daniel Aaron. My brothers and I were all named for family members, whom have passed away. My fiance is Andrew David. His mom is Jill Lanette, father is Stephen Willard, and step-mother is Kathleen Marie (I believe that is her middle name, at least). My fiance has one older brother, Christopher Jacob.


I love names! So many beautiful and diverse ones in this thread!


Post # 97
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Irma and Idelio (my maternal grandparents)

Jesusa and Valentin (my paternal grandparents)

Mary and James (DH maternal grandparents)

Don’t think I’ll be using these….but I have a great grandmother named Olivia that everyone adored.  I might use that one

Post # 98
3625 posts
Sugar bee

Paternal side : Jessie & Andrew

Maternal side: Stella & Frank

Post # 99
1017 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Estella and Gordon

and Leona and Noah

Post # 100
4 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love the names, too.

My side:

Maternal – Paul Fritz and Eunice May

Paternal – Elmer LaVerne and Mary Louise (went by Louise)

Great-Grandmother – Liese (pronounced Lisa)


His side:

Maternal – Herbert and Jane

Paternal – Earl and Helen


We used Fritz for our dog’s name. I really wanted to use it for a son but DH says no. Boo. Some other family names I love are Emil and Stella… and DH says no to those too. And I would love to use the name Liesel but nope, DH doesn’t like it. He thinks the names are just too old sounding for the most part, and he doesn’t think Stella flows well with his last name.



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