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Popularity of the Baby Name Montague

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The 10 Children of Lady Charlotte Guest

Charlotte Guest
Charlotte Guest
A couple of days ago, in my post about Rhiannon, I mentioned the Mabinogion.

The first person to translate this collection of medieval tales into English was Lady Charlotte Guest (1812-1885). She wasn’t a native Welsh speaker, but learned the language after marrying Welsh businessman John Josiah Guest at the age of 21 and moving to Wales.

That marriage produced 10 children. Here are the names:

  1. Charlotte Maria (b. 1834)
  2. Ivor Bertie (b. 1835)
  3. Katherine Gwladys (b. 1837)
  4. Thomas Merthyr (b. 1838)
  5. Montague John (b. 1839)
  6. Augustus Frederick (b. 1840)
  7. Arthur Edward (b. 1841)
  8. Mary Enid Evelyn (b. 1843)
  9. Constance Rhiannon (b. 1844)
  10. Blanche Vere (b. 1847)

Many of the above, including Bertie, Montagu (without the e) and Vere, are family names on Charlotte’s side. Charlotte’s father Albemarle got another interesting family name.

Here are definitions for the four Welsh names:

  • Gwladys – A form of the the old Welsh name Gwladus. It might be based on the Welsh word gwlad, meaning “country.”
  • Merthyr – From the Welsh word merthyr, which means “martyr.” Records show that Thomas was born in the town of Merthyr Tydfil.
  • Enid – Found in the the Welsh legend of Geraint and Enid. It might be based on the Welsh word enaid, meaning “soul.”
  • Rhiannon – Found in the Mabinogion. It might mean “divine goddess” or “maid of Annwfn.”

If you could add an 11th name (first + middle) to this set, what combination would you choose and why? Gender is up to you.

Source: Lady Charlotte Guest – Wikipedia


Unusual Real Names – Epaphroditus, Orchard, Speedy, Waddy

Here’s a batch of unusual male names that belonged to various U.S. Representatives:

  • Bolling Hall (1767-1836) – U.S. Representative from Georgia.
  • Calvary Morris (1798-1871) – U.S. Representative from Ohio.
  • Chesselden Ellis (1808-1854) – U.S. Representative from New York.
  • Chittenden Lyon (1787-1842) – U.S. Representative from Kentucky.
  • Denver Church (1862-1952) – U.S. Representative from California.
  • Epaphroditus Champion (1756-1834) – U.S. Representative from Connecticut.
  • Montague Lessler (1869-1938) – U.S. Representative from New York.
  • Orchard Cook (1763-1819) – U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.
  • Smedley Darlington (1827-1899) – U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. (Grandfather of Smedley Darlington Butler.)
  • Speedy Long (1928-2006) – U.S. Representative from Louisiana.
  • Tazewell Ellett (1856-1914) – U.S. Representative from Virginia.
  • Waddy Thompson (1798-1868) – U.S. Representative from South Carolina.
  • Wingfield Bullock (died in 1821) – U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Unique Names in Scotland – Atom, Divine-Grace, Olaoluwapolorimi, Rhythm

Yesterday I posted about the top baby names in Scotland for 2007, so today I thought I’d mention some of the unique baby names. :)

Approximately 6,500 baby names were bestowed in Scotland in 2007. Of these, about 1,700 boy names and 2,400 girl names were unique (as in, given to only one child). Here’s a sampling of those unique names:

Boy Names Girl Names
Atom
Brydon-Craig
Crombie
Daood
Eriz
Favour
Gurardass
Heini
Ieuan
Jock
Kurtis-Jae
Loche
Montague
Nader
Olaoluwapolorimi
Promise
Qirui
Ruslan
Stephenjunior
Taliesin
Ubayd
Vithujan
Wesley-Scott
Xabier
Yadgor
Zaineddine
Amberly
Babyjane
Chardonnay
Divine-Grace
Eliska
Fizzah
Gracealexandra
Heaven-Leigh
Irmak
Jasmina
Kiranpreet
Luighsighe
Misty-Blue
Noor-El-Iman
Oluwateniolami
Possum
Queeneffa
Rhythm
Sheignneth
Tianqi
Uxia
VJay
Wezi
Xanthia
Yolwandle
Zalfa

To see more, download the full list directly from the General Registrar Office for Scotland.