Apparently, this generation hasn’t been the only generation to give their children some pretty crazy names. As genealogists look over marriage records from the 19th century, they found that some parents had a sense of humor while others got a little creative, and some are just downright shocking! You might find some of these Victorian Era names pretty hard to believe.
Friendless Baxter was an actual boy who was born in the year 1871.
2. Faith Hope Charity
Faith Hope Charity, was born in 1889. And while the names Faith, and Hope, are fairly common nowadays putting them all together is a pretty intentional move.
3. Leicester Railway
Born on a railroad carriage in 1863, I guess Leicester’s parents wanted to commemorate the place, Leicester Train Station. Understandably, he dropped the “Railway” part later in life.
4. Time Of Day
Here comes that “Time Of Day” again. No, that’s actually someone’s name. Born to Thomas and Alice Day, this name seems to be a bit of a family tradition since both his Grandfather and Great Grandfather had the name.
5. One Too Many
Was it “One Too Many.. children, or One Too Many drinks?” Either way, the parents of “One Too Many” obviously felt they had one too many. One Too Many decided that he would change his name to Robert W. Gouldstone later in life.
6. Windsor Castle
“Clearly a family with regal pretensions: her father’s surname was Castle and her mother’s maiden name was King.”
7. Zebra Lynes
Born in 1875, sadly Zebra passed away early on in her young life as an infant.
8. Ann Bertha Cecilia Diana Emily Fanny Gertrude Hypatia Iug Jane Kate Louisa Maud Nora Orphelia Quince Rebecca Starkey Teresa Ulysis Venus Winifred Xenophen Yetty Zeus
This has to be some kind of joke, right? Wrong. This one has a name for just about every letter of the alphabet excluding “P” for some reason. Oh wait, her surname was Pepper. They got them all. Congrats.
9. Mineral Girl Waters
Born in 1892, Mineral Girl had plenty of siblings, including a sister named Virginia Waters.
10. Clifton Antivaccination
This one is interesting, apparently there were anti-vaxxers back in the 19th century as well. Some things I guess never change, including people that give their children weird names.