Parents With a Sense of Humor

Parents With a Sense of Humor

Hee, hee. I was searching Ancestry.com birth records for one of my Frost relatives, and I found this record for an unrelated person: Must be a transcription error, I thought. But here's the original record: Sure looks like Icy Frost to me. I suppose this little one's name could...

Hee, hee. I was searching Ancestry.com birth records for one of my Frost relatives, and I found this record for an unrelated person:

Must be a transcription error, I thought. But here’s the original record:

Sure looks like Icy Frost to me. I suppose this little one’s name could be Joy, what with the similarities between the clerk’s capital Js and Is. Elsewhere on this birth registry, I found a James:

and the surname Isaacs:

What do you think? There are more genealogy giggles—these, from censuses—in the November 2011 Family Tree Magazine Everything’s Relative column. If you’ll be in charge of naming a baby soon and want to know what to avoid, this book might be for you.

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