Anyone in your family tree named after battles?

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My first cousin once removed had the forenames Lille Mons La Basse - she was named after three battles in World War 1 - the Siege of Lille, the Battle of Mons and the Battle of La Bassee.

I've just come across someone else named after battles - Robert Alma Balaclava Inkeman Sebastapol Delhi Dugdale born in 1857 - Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman and Sebastapol were all battles of the Crimean War - not sure as yet of the significance of Delhi though!

Which battles have you seen used as forenames?
in The Tree House by Martin White G2G6 Pilot (150k points)

For a while, I had a coworker named Dimaio.  I wanted to nickname her 'Cinco,' but she would not have it.  One of my many hats in that job was IT Guy.  I set her password to Puebla1862.  cool

Battle of the Bulge might not go over so well.
I mean a reference to battling weight, lol

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Perhaps Delhi refers to the Siege of Delhi.

by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

Thank you Deb - the timing fits in perfectly! smiley

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I have made one profile for a boy who given the name Mafeking - after the Seige of Mafeking - as a middle name. This seige happened during the Boer War in South Africa in May 1900.

There are quite a few other profiles on Wikitree with the name of Mafeking as well!!
by Robynne Lozier G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
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Just for fun, I searched for profiles with the first name Shiloh, born between 1862 and 1922.  23 results (including those with no dates).
by Living Tardy G2G6 Pilot (773k points)

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