Brides blush at names
LONDON: When it comes to taking a married name, it really is for worse and not for better for some women, a new UK database has found.
Records show more than 50 women became Mary Christmas after their wedding. Other wives who married into unfortunate surnames included Holly Oakes, Eileen Dover and Hazel Nut, according to archives on family history website findmypast.co.uk.
The website, which has launched marriage search system MarriageMatchTM, also found women who became Queenie King, Mona Lott and Jean Pool.
Joy Rider, Lily Pond, Anita Bath, Candy Barr and Kerry Oakey were others among the embarrassing names.
The website also found a real-life Romeo and Juliet, who married in Lambeth, London in 1971.