Wednesday, March 03, 2010


Today's Women's History Month prompt from Geneabloggers:

Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern.

I don't share a first name, but I do share a middle name that has gone through four generations of females in my family. My grandmother's name is Martha Mae; my mother's name is Lucille Mae; my name is Janelle Mae.

Knowing that I would not be having any kids of my own, I asked my brother to consider giving his firstborn the middle name "Mae" if she turned out to be a girl. She did! Now we have Natalie Mae in the fourth generation.


Cheryl said...

My middle name is Anne. My great grandmother was Sarah Anne Carney. Her mother was Susan Anne Boyle. Had Matthew been a girl, his name would have been Sarah Anne. I love the idea of inherited names.

Mimi said...

That's so wonderful that your brother upheld the tradition.

Jeremy said...

Good thing we had girls, or we would have had to change the middle name to something like "Maynard" or "Mayberry".