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30 North East people who had very strange names - and they're absolutely genuine!


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What’s in a name?

Apparently Forest, Hawk, Hunter, Fox, Storm, Hallie, Aurora, Skye, River, Rowan and Raven were just some of the unusual monikers given to babies born in the UK this year.

The Chronicle revealed the findings of the website Babycentre earlier this week.

It’s not only modern parents who gave their offspring left-of-centre names, however.

A trawl through the census returns and birth, marriage and death records of the late 19th and early 20th centuries reveals some truly odd names (some of which are unprintable in a family publication).

The following are all genuine names of people who lived in the North East.



View the full article at The Chronicle


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