Homeward Bounders

Colin Fine colin at kindness.demon.co.uk
Fri Sep 16 12:28:50 EDT 2005


JOdel at aol.com wrote:
>> I am dubious that 'Graham' (Elsie's husband) would have been used as
>> a given name outside a Scots family in the 19th Century.
> 
> 
> 
> Not uncommon in early-mid 20th century though. I can think of 3 off the 
> top of my head. Although the two which were women's names were middle names.

Indeed, I know it's common in C20. And middle names are dubious 
examples, since these are often family names.
Ven has given me a counterexample to my suggestion - but I note that 
it's very late C19.

Colin

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