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I found this naming pattern form on a FaceBook Genealogy Group

I thought this was interesting to read. I had not seen it written out until now.


“I got this list of naming patterns form another list I am on hope this helps.


1st son=father’s father

2nd son=mother’s father

3rd son=father

4th son=father’s oldest brother

5th son=father’s 2nd oldest brother or mother’s oldest brother

1st dau=mother’s mother

2nd dau=father’s mother

3rd dau=mother

4th dau=mother’s oldest sister

5th dau=mother’s 2nd oldest sister or father’s oldest sister


IRISH 1800’s


First daughter was named after the Paternal Grandmother

Second daughter was named after the Maternal Grandmother

First son was named after the Paternal Grandfather

Second son was named after the Maternal Grandfather

Then alternate names using the Grandmother’s,Granfather’s, Aunt’s and Uncle’s 



SCOTTISH 1700-1800 and early DUTCH


First Daughter was named for her Maternal Grandmother

Second Daughter was named for her Paternal Grandmother

Third Daughter was named after her Mother

Other Daughters were named after other Family Members

First son was named after his Paternal Grandfather (sometimes Maternal)

Second Son was named after his Maternal Grandfather (sometimes Paternal)

Third son was named after his Father


ENGLISH and WELSH 1700-1800’s

1st dau= Mother’ Mother

2nd dau= Mother’s Father’s Mother

3rd dau= Mother

4th dau= Mother’s oldest Sister

1st son= Father’s Father

2nd son= Mother’s Father

3rd son=Father

4th son= Father’s oldest Brother




The first name of each Daughter was usually the first name of the Mother

The first name of the Son was usually the first name of the Father


Often times the middle name of each child was the name of the baby’s 

baptismal sponsor and they were usually called by his/her middle name.


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