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Re: Ask a Brit III
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2018, 05:29:01 AM »
In the 17th century some Puritan boys were given bizarre names like "Christ-had-not-died-for-thee-thou-hadst-been-damned", "Job-raked-out-of-the-ashes" and "Jesus-Christ-came-into-the-world- to-save".

I remember coming across names like that in history books.  Fortunately some of them got off easy with simple names like Industry or Makepeace.  Or maybe those were only the nicknames.

William Makepeace Thackeray? Though not sure one could describe him as a puritan!
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Re: Ask a Brit III
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2018, 09:58:15 AM »
In the 17th century some Puritan boys were given bizarre names like "Christ-had-not-died-for-thee-thou-hadst-been-damned", "Job-raked-out-of-the-ashes" and "Jesus-Christ-came-into-the-world- to-save".

I remember coming across names like that in history books.  Fortunately some of them got off easy with simple names like Industry or Makepeace.  Or maybe those were only the nicknames.

William Makepeace Thackeray? Though not sure one could describe him as a puritan!

Maybe a family name from Puritan ancestors?  Or his parents just thought it sounded good? 
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Re: Ask a Brit III
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2018, 11:31:25 AM »
In the 17th century some Puritan boys were given bizarre names like "Christ-had-not-died-for-thee-thou-hadst-been-damned", "Job-raked-out-of-the-ashes" and "Jesus-Christ-came-into-the-world- to-save".

I remember coming across names like that in history books.  Fortunately some of them got off easy with simple names like Industry or Makepeace.  Or maybe those were only the nicknames.

William Makepeace Thackeray? Though not sure one could describe him as a puritan!

Maybe a family name from Puritan ancestors?  Or his parents just thought it sounded good?

Maybe either, can't find much on Thackeray+puritanism, well, one broken link on the Victorian Web that could have been interesting. Mentions of his "Vanity Fair" and Bunyan but not in the mood to dig deeply into that.
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