Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your Middle Name

Randy Seaver's challenge this week for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun is surprisingly straightforward.

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

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

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

(3)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a comment on Facebook or Google+.

1.  My middle name is Marie.  I was told two different stories for why I have it.  My mother said she named me for her maternal grandfather, Morris (Moishe), with the initial M.  My maternal grandmother told me that my mother told her Marie was for a Catholic saint.  I think my mother's story was the truth.

2.  I have no known ancestors with the given name of Marie.  I found three Marys and one Maria, but no Maries.  I am certain my mother did not know of any of those ancestors, so it is unlikely that she came up with Marie as a variation on one of their names.


  1. Marie is a common middle name as is Ann. Maybe your mom liked the name. Enjoyed your post!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. She probably did like the name, or she wouldn't have chosen it.

  2. I've got the other common middle name - Anne!

    1. A friend of mine taught me that Anne with the e is dressed, without is undressed. Have you heard that before?


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