Names in the Tollemache-Tollemache Family

The Rev. Ralph William Lyonel Tollemache-Tollemache (1826-1895), a clergyman in the Church of England, gave his children some bizarre names.

Children from his first marriage:

  • Lyonel Felix Carteret Eugene (b. 1854)
  • Florence Caroline Artemisia Hume (b. 1855)
  • Evelyne Clementina Wentworth Cornelia Maude (b. 1856)
  • Granville Grey Marchmont Manners Plantagenet (b. 1858)
  • Marchmont Murray Reginald Grasett Stanhope Plantagenet (b. 1860)

Children from his second marriage:

  • Dora Viola Gertrude Irenez de Orellana Dysart Plantagenet (b. 1869)
  • Mabel Helmingham Ethel Huntingtower Beatrice Blazonberrie Evangeline Vise de Lou de Orellana Plantagenet Toedmag Saxon (b. 1872)
  • Lyonesse Matilda Dora Ida Agnes Ernestine Curson Paulet Wilbraham Joyce Eugénie Bentley Saxonia Dysart Plantagenet (b. 1874)
  • Lyulph Ydwallo Odin Nestor Egbert Lyonel Toedmag Hugh Erchenwyne Saxon Esa Cromwell Orma Nevill Dysart Plantagenet (b. 1876) – Initials spell “Lyonel the second”
  • Lyona Decima Veroica Esyth Undine Cyssa Hylda Rowena Adela Thyra Ursuala Ysabel Blanche Lelias Dysart Plantagenet (b. 1878)
  • Leo Quintus Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet (b. 1879)
  • Lyonella Fredegunda Cuthberga Ethelswytha Ideth Ysabel Grace Monica de Orellana Plantagenet (b. 1882)
  • Leone Sextus Denys Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet (b. 1884)
  • Lyonetta Edith Regina Valentine Myra Polwarth Avelina Phillipa Violantha de Orellana Plantagenet (b. 1887)
  • Lyunulph Cospatrick Bruce Berkeley Jermyn Tullibardine Petersham de Orellana Dysart Plantagenet (b. 1892)

I learned of the Tollemache-Tollemache family while looking up quirky British names many months ago.

3 thoughts on “Names in the Tollemache-Tollemache Family

  1. Egads! In doing my family tree, I found out I am related to these folks. I hope that this eccentricity is not something that can be inherited.

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