Quick questions and (maybe) answers Hertford Memories thread

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Post by Angela Woodford » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:19 pm

Oh - and the wonderful

Charis.

There's a lovely name with a beautiful meaning!

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Post by Vonny » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:20 pm

Fjgrogan wrote:During my daughters' era there was only one Mary in the school - and she was really Mary-Rose - which seems unusual.
Mary was one of my best friends at Hertford. At the time she HATED being called Mary-Rose and was always known as Mary - apart from the odd teacher calling her by her full name that is!

I don't recall anyone else being called Yvonne. Although saying that I am the oldest person I know with my name LOL
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Post by kerrensimmonds » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:19 pm

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Post by fra828 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:42 am

More unusual names: ?Damaris...Angela W, was she a contemporary of you in 6's? And Sheridan, I think in 5's with Jo.

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Post by Fjgrogan » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:57 am

I guess Kirrily could qualify as an unusual name - we have only ever heard of two others, both Australian; also a nursery teacher named her hamster Kirrily after my daughter!!
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Post by anniexf » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:33 pm

There was a girl in my form called Armorel. I've never come across that name since. Sadly she's no longer with us.

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Post by kerrensimmonds » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:07 pm

Really Ann? I had not picked up that Armorel Drew had left us. I am sorry to hear that - and I did have a brief correspondence with Aureol van Someren, a couple of years ago. But look no further than CH of today for unusual names, as I know of a Noah and today (St Matthews Day celebrations in St Paul's) we heard from Holly, Jethro, Yetunde - and there must be hundreds more of. Individual and ,unusual names.
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Post by Fjgrogan » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:01 pm

Kerren - Armorel's death was mentioned somewhere on this forum, I think by her brother, but I cannot remember where. I remember her quite well from Hertford. Did she not also go on to become a governor - or is my aging brain just making sound connections between Armorel and Almoner?!!! (and no I am not confusing her with Kathleen Duncan nee Dale!)
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Post by kerrensimmonds » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:07 pm

I hope you are not confusing them Frances because Kathleen Duncan (nee Dale) was very much present and correct at St. Paul's, today!
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Post by Angela Woodford » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:51 am

fra828 wrote:More unusual names: ?Damaris...Angela W, was she a contemporary of you in 6's?
Yes, of course! Damaris Gwilliam, with the fascinatingly husky adult voice. My year, but ISTR Damaris was in 2's. Very white skin, hair black with natural soft curls.

I've never met another Damaris!
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Post by fra828 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:45 pm

There were several Hil(l)arys at Hertford in 60's/early 70's. Was that name made popular by the climber?

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Post by Dee » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:37 pm

What a surprise to see myself mentioned on this forum in connection with unusual names (Ditteke) and with swimming. I remember that tiny pool...I've still got photos of the swimming team in '62, '63 and '64 showing us clutching our black cozzies with the stitched-on H's and boxes, but I can't put names to all the faces. Swimming was probably the only thing I was any good at (apart from being naughty!)

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Post by loringa » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:26 pm

fra828 wrote:There were several Hil(l)arys at Hertford in 60's/early 70's. Was that name made popular by the climber?
Do all Hil(l)arys look the same? Check out Hillary Clinton and Hilary Mantel.

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Post by seajayuu » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:17 pm

Hi Dee

As I remember, almost everything was considered "naughty" by Lily Thomson - at any rate - almost everything that I did! :(

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Post by J.R. » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:06 pm

seajayuu wrote:Hi Dee

As I remember, almost everything was considered "naughty" by Lily Thomson - at any rate - almost everything that I did! :(

That could speak volumes !!!!
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