Scottish naming traditions

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Re: Scottish naming traditions - Topic for December 2009

Post by morag » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:40 pm

The middle name is interesting. Both my mum and older sister were Elizabeth Armstrong (last name) which came from my gran. There's probably a lot more to the naming tradition than we know. I don't have a middle name, Morag was probably enough, lol! but I've put in forms nmi, no middle initial only to get mail to Morag Ami Black!
Does the Irish naming pattern follow the Scottish one?
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Re: Scottish naming traditions - Topic for December 2009

Post by hahaya2004 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:04 pm

morag wrote:Does the Irish naming pattern follow the Scottish one?
It seems to, Morag. My Irish ancestors definitely used the same naming tradition.
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Re: Scottish naming traditions

Post by Hughie » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:52 pm

Bump - if you haven't seen this before it's worth a read from the start

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Re: Scottish naming traditions

Post by Anne » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:21 am

I was given the 2nd Daughters naming and got my Fathers Mother's whole name and believe me I enjoy my initials now ! On coming to SA and having to deal with Afrikans People in different Gov Dept it was a bit of a nightmare when they wanted your full name. Now with or New Government it is a nightmare and never correct . Hence my 2 children born here have 1 Christian name and Surname !

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