Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Unusual first names on graves - Obedience and Zipporah

Lye and Wollescote Cemetery, Lye, West Midlands
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Sometimes we discover very unusual first names on graves. These are two of the best.

A lady called Obedience

A lady called Zipporah
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  1. I have a Niece named Zipporah. So for me, It's not that uncommon.

  2. Yes. Zipporah for some reason sounds familiar to me. It is definitely an old name. I'm trying to place it. Perhaps it is literary, or ancient royal?

  3. Zipporah was the wife of Moses.