19th Century Naming Pattern
Caution: Few generic naming conventions were followed in the nineteenth centruy, this one seems to be one of the more prevalent, but was used with many variations.
|First Son||Named for parternal grandfather|
|Second Son||Named for maternal grandfather|
|Third Son||Named after father or father's paternal grandfather|
|Fourth Son||Named for father's oldest brother or father's maternal grandfather|
|Fifth Son||named for mother's eldest brother of father's maternal grandfather|
|Sixth Son||Named for father's second oldest brother or mother's maternal grandfather|
|First Daughter||Named after maternal grandmother|
|Second Daughter||Named after paternal grandmother|
|Third Daughter||Named after mother or mother's maternal grandmother|
|Fourth Daughter||Named after mother's oldest sister, or mother's paternal grandmother|
|Fifth Daughter||Named after father's eldest sister, or father's maternal grandmother|
|Sixth Daughter||Named after mother's second oldest sister or father's paternal grandmother|
One other common practice was to name a child after a child who had died within the family.