Betsy and I were having a discussion today about wierd names in our family. Mine just has a LOT of old fashioned, sort of “mountain” names. Here's a short list:
Bernice (pronounced, for some reason, Ber-ness, no long e for the i)
Check (short for Chester)
Vida Lou (pronounced VYE-DA, not VEE-DA)
Not a lot of names that you'd find on birth certificates now. None of them appear in the top 1000 names from the last 12 years.