Quote Originally Posted by Lesley Robertson View Post
Do you know the names of the grandfathers? In some families there was pressure to stick to the naming pattern and I know of several (admittedly all in Scotland) where 2 boys were given the same forename because both grandfathers had it... They didn't even always have a middle name - you got David and Davy, James and Jimmy, etc in daily life.
Their father was also John and it is a name which was used through several generations but I don't have the name of any grandparents at this stage.