Monday, March 13, 2017

Saturday Challenge: Your Middle Name

From GeneaMusings: Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music):

Mission Impossible? This one is super easy!

1)  What is your middle name?  Do you know why your parents gave it to you?  


Why? Maybe because…: 
Mom- Alice Adelle (Wooster) Ward 1924-2016

Grandma- Alice Valentine (Jennings) Wooster 1893-1970

 Maybe there's a reason in there. Their middle names are slightly less obvious. Mom was given the name of her father's favorite aunt. Grandma didn't have a middle name, but as an adult assumed one as a tribute to her birthdate of February 14th.

2)  Do you have ancestors with your middle name as part of their name?

There are many assorted relatives with this name. It was a fairly common girls name with English speakers for many, many decades. Although there are no other close relatives with this name, I find them scattered throughout the family trees so it is definitely not an unusual name.

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