Saturday, March 2, 2013
Fearless Females - Day 3
In honor of National Women's History Month, I will be following the blogging prompts from The Accidental Genealogist blog. The prompts are interesting and I need to post something so I am following along again. Here is Day 3.
March 3 — Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female first name you’ve come across in your family tree.
I don't share a name with any of my ancestors on my dad's side of the family. I do have a few unusual names. The name that I have selected for this post is my great grand aunt Mercilvia Frances Boughner McClanahan. I had never heard the name before I found her. I have found many different spellings of her name, which I assume are misspellings. I have found Mercilva, Myrrhsilva, and Myrrhsylvia.