My Grandfather's Dad and Grandparents came to the United States from Nova Scotia, Canada. On this line, my Great-Great Grandparents were named Rueben and Fannie Saulsman. They named their only son, Burpee Hallett Saulsman. I would love to find out where they got his first and middle name. Were they family names? Were they names of friends? Can you imagine the teasing that he would get if he were around today?
Well, Burpee married Edith Marion Mason and they had a daughter named Eleanor that they called "Tootie". They also, had my Grandfather and named him John Hallett Saulsman. Anyway, this is how "Fannie" had a "Burpee" , who had a "Tootie" happened!
Do you have any crazy names in your family tree? I would love to hear about them!