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1873: Unfortunate baby names

Colourised Victorian photograph from the book

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Those who would like an amusing read in the modestly priced book 'Potty, Fartwell and Knob: The Book of Unfortunate Baby Names' by Russell Ash (2014) [Kindle Edition £2.99] will find a local reference - plus a few more from the same and previous page:


Ed Banger, baptized North Petherton, Somerset, February 1635


Eileen Back, born Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, 1908

Eileen Dover, born 1924; died Swindon, Wiltshire, 1987


Eliza Scrack, born Cuckfield, Sussex, 1873


Elizabeth Fuxall, born Ohio, c.1830 (South Wheeling, Ohio, 1860 US census)

Elizabeth Lovescock, baptized St Giles Cripplegate, London, 21 February 1727

Elizabeth Scock, married Phillip Postle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 29 September 1745

Elizabeth Snickers, married Robert Musgrave, Burneston, Yorkshire, 20 December 1751


Elle Fant, born Durham, 1861

Elle Vator, born Newhaven, Sussex, c.1858 (Brighton, Sussex, 1881 census)

Ellie Gant (male), born Tennessee, c.1864 (Fayette, Tennessee, 1870 US census)

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.

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