In a word – everything!
When naming their sons, my Walton line chose from a short list of monikers.
My grandfather was John (1905-1980), who’s father was James (1871-1911), who’s father was James (1843-1916), who’s father was John (1809-1870), who’s father was Thomas (1783-1843).
Grandpa John had an older and a younger brother named James.
Great-great-grandfather James named his sons James, John, Thomas and William. Then he tossed in a Henry for good measure.
My 3rd great-grandfather John named his sons James, John, Thomas and William.
Fourth great-grandfather Thomas had five sons: George, John, Thomas, William and one boy who’s name I haven’t yet uncovered.
Any guesses as to what it might be?
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That’s my guess too!
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I am going to go for the $64,000 question and say James. 🙂
Ha ha ha – crazy, right?