Scottish Names and Naming Patterns

It’s always clear that names get re-used in a family – but a standardised naming pattern  ? An Illawarra McKenzie Family Web site project for the future ? Especially as Mary Ann Hicks nee McKenzie had so many siblings who had so many children …

Mary Ann Hicks nee McKenzie - one of many McKenzies in the Illawarra, NSW Australia

Mary Ann Hicks nee McKenzie – one of many McKenzies in the Illawarra, NSW Australia

The Yarra Plenty Library recently wrote of the Scottish Naming Pattern and The British Genes Daily referenced it in their April 19 2013 edition.

SONS
First son is named for the Father’s Father.
Second son is named for the Mother’s Father.
Third son is named for the Father’s Father’s Father.
Fourth son is named for the Mother’s Mother’s Father.
Fifth son is named for the Father’s Mother’s Father.
Sixth son is named for the Mother’s Father’s Father.
Seventh through Tenth sons are named for the Father’s Great-Grandfathers.
Tenth through Fourteenth sons for the Mother’s Great-Grandfathers.
DAUGHTERS
First daughter is named for the Mother’s Mother.
Second daughter is named for the Father’s Mother.
Third daughter is named for the Mother’s Father’s Mother.
Fourth daughter is named for the Father’s Father’s Mother.
Fifth daughter is named for the Mother’s Mother’s Mother.
Sixth daughter is named for the Father’s Mother’s Mother.
Seventh through tenth daughters are named for the Mother’s Great-Grandmothers.
Tenth through fourteenth daughters for the Father’s Great-Grandmothers.
More references on Naming Patterns
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About Kerrie Anne Christian

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