Word of the Day – Uxornecronym

“In his slim and excellent volume, The Name Is the Game: Onomatology and the Genealogist, NGS Fellow Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck coins the term uxornecronym: “the name of the first daughter born unto a second wife honoring the name of the first wife, who had died.”[1] The word combines the Latin term uxor (wife), the Greek term necro (death), and the Greek term nym or onym (name or word).”

-Aaron Goodwin “Uxornecronyms: a little-known naming practice”, NGS Monthly, 28 Mar 2018,
   https://ngsmonthly.ngsgenealogy.org/uxornecronyms-a-little-known-naming-practice/

 

Depending on the source, Norman McKenzie’s first wife is listed as either Arabella and Annabella. After her death on 27 Mar 1881, Norman and his second wife Mary named their first daughter Arabella (b. 8 Mar 1882).

Grave of Annabella [Arabella] McKenzie, first wife of Norman McKenzie
Cemetery at Woods Island Presbyterian Church, PEI, Canada

 

1891 Canada census, PEI, Lot 60, Norman McKenzie

Arabella McKenzie, age 9, daughter of Norman McKenzie and his second wife Mary

Canada census, 1891; Census Place: Lot 60, Queens, Prince Edward Island; Roll: T-6384; Family No: 88, Head of Household: Norman McKenzie

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