Thursday, February 05, 2015

Puritan Names

Most of these are courtesy of the 1888 book by Charles Bardsley, Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature.
20 Puritan Names That Are Utterly Strange
  1. Dancell-Dallphebo-Mark-Anthony-Gallery-Cesar. 
  2. Praise-God. 
  3. If-Christ-had-not-died-for-thee-thou-hadst-been-damned. 
  4. Fear-God. 
  5. Job-raked-out-of-the-ashes
  6. Has-descendents
  7. Wrestling
  8. Fight-the-good-fight-of-faith
  9. Fly-fornication
  10. Jesus-Christ-came-into-the-world- to-save. 
  11. Thanks
  12. What-God-will
  13. Joy-in-sorrow. 
  14. Remember
  15. Fear-not. 
  16. Experience
  17. Anger
  18. Abuse-not
  19. Die-Well.
  20. Continent. 
12 of the Cruelest Puritan 
  1. Humiliation. 
  2. Fly-debate
  3. No-merit. 
  4. Helpless
  5. Reformation
  6. Abstinence
  7. More-triale
  8. Handmaid
  9. Obedience
  10. Forsaken
  11. Sorry-for-sin. 
  12. Lament
12 Strangely Pleasant Puritan Names
  1. Silence
  2. Creedence
  3. Dust
  4. Diffidence
  5. Desire. 
  6. Make-peace. 
  7. Ashes
  8. Tace. 
  9. Placidia
  10. Kill-sin. 
  11. Freegift
  12. Vanity
10 of the Sweetest Puritan Names
  1. Jolly
  2. Liberty. 
  3. Tenacious
  4. Happy
  5. Felicity. 
  6. Hope. 
  7. Prudence. 
  8. Amity. 
  9. Verity. 
  10. Trinity. 

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