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What's Your Pilgrim Name?

What's Your Pilgrim Name?

It’s time again for turkeys, parades, and Charlie Brown specials! But as wonderful as all these things are, the real reason we celebrate Thanksgiving is to commemorate the feast shared by the Pilgrims and Native Americans in 1621. These European immigrants made a difficult journey just to arrive at and survive in the New World. So what if you had braved the Atlantic and traveled to America in 1620? Until you get your hands on the TARDIS, you’ll just have to settle for a Pilgrim-esque name! Follow the steps below to discover your new name inspired by the passengers on the Mayflower!

First Name: Choose the name that corresponds to your favorite Thanksgiving dish.

Turkey: Peter/Joanna

Ham: Oceanus/Patience

Dressing/stuffing: Myles/Ann

Mashed potatoes: Peregrine/Rose

Cranberry sauce: William/Lydia

Corn: Resolved/Remember

Squash: Joseph/Catherine

Beans/peas: Edward/Ellen

Macaroni & cheese: James/Alice

Sweet potatoes: Jasper/Susanna

Pumpkin pie: Samuel/Mercy

Rolls/bread: Isaac/Dorothy

Pecan pie: Henry/Constance

Other: Bartholomew/Elizabeth

Middle Name: Choose the name that corresponds to the 1600s profession you’d most like to have.

Blacksmith: Thomas/Sarah

Sailor: Christopher/Jane

Tailor: Solomon/Lora

Farmer: Degory/Eleanor

Mason: Giles/Damaris

Carpenter: Jacob/Mary

Baker: Wrestling/Priscilla

Priest: John/Hester

Merchant: Elias/Joan

Other: Francis/Humility

Last Name: Choose from the names that correspond to your favorite thing about Thanksgiving.

Spending time with family: Crackstone, Tinker, Cooke

No school: Warren, Butten, Chilton

Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Cooper, Hurst, Fletcher

One holiday closer to Christmas: Turner, Brewster, Norris

The food: Rogers, Goodman, Leister

Watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: Billington, Barker, White

Football: Winslow, Minter, More

Traveling: Bradford, Howland, Priest

All of the above: Allerton, Wilder, Alden

Other: Standish, Fuller, Tilley

None:  Carver, Samson, Leggett

Post by Sydney Scott, aka Susanna Jane Wilder.

What's your pilgrim name?

Topics: Life
Tags: holidays, names, sparklers, nicknames, thanksgiving, name games, american history, pilgrims, sparkler names

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Sydney Scott

Sydney is a freelance writer, college student, and aspiring filmmaker living in southwest Georgia. In her spare time, she can often be found taking artsy photos of her cats with vintage cameras, baking (and burning) a variety of sweets, binge watching her favorite shows, and making cool videos with her friends. You can follow her on Twitter @sydney8771.

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