Nominative determinism - the name game

"Nominative determinism is a comparatively recent term for the theory that a person's name can have a significant role in determining key aspects of their job, profession or even character. It was a commonly held notion in the ancient world." source wikipedia

The concept of nominative determinism although relatively new in name has been around for hundreds of years. If you are looking for a name to research or for a child's first name, Familyrelatives.com has over 750 million names to choose from. But have a look at some of the first names and surnames we have found below in the GRO indexes. If you have found a name that should be listed please let us know.

Surnames and Professions;

Banker

Captain

Nurse

Farmer

Dentist

Blacksmith

Brewer

Hunter

Keeper

 

Between 1866-1920 (Births) there were the following number of Surnames

3 Hitler's
6,627 Churchill's

As for the seasons there were the following number of surnames
2,648 Christmas's
112 Summer's
18,681 Winter

How many Santas are there in your tree? Here are a few festive names we have found so far!!

Christmas

Jesus

Christ

Noel

Santa

Rudolph

Elf

 

As well as flowers and plants;

Flower

Corn

Ivy

Heather

Holly

Rosemary

Hazell

Oak

Corn

Wheat

Nut

Woods

 

Animal names and other species;

Eagle

Lion

Trout

Perch

Pike

Shark

Wolf

Wolfman

 

Cars and names - several manufacturers in the early days used their own surname

Between 1866-1920 (Births) there were the following number of Surnames

262 Ferrari's
850 Royce
51210 Fords
24729 Bentley's

104 Wagons
6 Bus
1984 & 2005

 As well as 58 Wheels

 

Material surnames;

Scrap

Iron

Bottle

 

Universal surnames and places;

Moon

Mars

Jupiter

Amazon

 

As well as several intergalactic Star Wars fans Surnames;

from the GRO births1984 & 2005 lists

10 Jedi

and 2 Jedi Knight.

and there are plenty more names out there!

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