Southern Names: Folks From My Town Edition
Here’s a few more names for your inspiration. These are inspired by actual people, living or deceased, in my town.
Boone: a nickname for my cousin Daniel who works in construction in a town more than half an hour away.
Bertram: My grandfather, a cattle farmer’s, name.
Annette: My grandmother, has extremely thick and long hair.
Pinky: A nickname for my great-aunt Mary, because there are too many people with that name.
Libby: A woman in her 90s that goes to church with my grandmother and always sends cards out on the holidays.
Carlton: Libby’s husband, also in his 90s, never in a bad mood.
Laverne: A woman in her 70s who keeps her hair dyed bright red.
Aleta: The woman who runs a hair salon out of her house, but not legally.
Brandi: A trashy young mother of three who cheats on her husband when he’s deployed by the military, and everyone knows about it except him.
Deborah: My step-aunt, runs an impromptu child care center for almost every family in town.
Janna: Resident young-adult meth head, has wrecked two cars in 6 months.
Tammy: The most horrible woman you will ever meet, plays organ for the church.
Twyla (Twylita): A bit intimidating but secretly very kind, leads the church choir and volunteers for the high school marching band.
Connie and Kaye: Twins who look nothing alike, but all of their kids look alike.
Harrison: The redheaded twenty something that almost every girl had a crush on in their childhood.
Presley: Harrison’s younger brother, literally might be the devil.
Jedd: A young man who used to work for my grandfather when he was a teenager.
Lonnie: My great-grandfathers name.
Verse: Pronounced “Ver-see”, my great-grandmother, Lonnie’s wife.