What's Your Strange Historical Name?
With all the crazy celebrity baby names in the news these days, it may seem like strange monikers are a fairly new trend. But that's far from the truth, as I discovered while researching my own family history. Forget Andrew and Catherine—odd names like Seaborn and Parmelia are scattered all over my local 1860s census, inspiring the latest name game. Follow the steps below to figure out your very own strange historical name!
First Name: Choose the name that corresponds to the last TV channel you watched.
ABC Family: Seaborn/Saphnana
BBC America: Uriah/Armelia
Cartoon Network: Green/Dustamary
Comedy Central: Hancifsaus/Norcissa
Discovery Channel: Mosiah/Asemath
Disney Channel: Laske/Parmelia
Food Network: Garland/Indianna
History Channel: Hamshall/Unity
National Geographic: Theophilus/Aquilla
The Weather Channel: Louvinah/Nicy
None/Can’t remember: Isham/Marindah
Middle Name: Choose the name that corresponds to your birth month.
Last Name: Choose the name that corresponds to the day of the month in which your youngest sibling was born. (If you’re the youngest/only child, use your own birth date.)
Post by Sydney Scott, AKA Palestine Drucilla Osteen. What's your strange historical name?