Funny names

Isle of Wight Observer – June 23 1894

How amusing it is to go through the announcements in some of the fashionable papers, and note the eccentric combinations of names. Evidently some people accentuate any singularity of this kind because it tickles the fancy and it is not easily forgotten. At a recent fashionable wedding the bride’s name was Pine Coffin. In the same paper we picked out Mrs Bigge Gosling, and Mrs Rocke Limpette!

NB – We think the Editor is playing games, as these names do not appear in Census Records, or on the FreeBMD website…….

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