Could Ernst be a Girl's name? #germany


ronald Wallace
 

I recently found a photograph of my Great Grandparents together with their
six children. The picture was taken about 1892 in Berlin.

I have everyone's birth dates confirmed both by Birth Certificates and
entries in our Family Bible.

However the ages of the youngest 3 children make no sense unless one of them
named Ernst is in fact a girl.

Does anyone have any knowledge of whether Girls in the late 1800's
(1870-1880) might have been called Ernst. This is the only way that the
picture would make any sense.

I would appreciate any input. This Ernst died at 19 and so never married,
thus I have no reference >from any marriage.

Thank You, Ronny Wallace Apollo Beach, FL ronald@...


Fritz Neubauer
 

Could it not just be an abbreviated "Ernest" for Ernestine?

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany

Ronald Wallace ronald@... asked:

I recently found a photograph of my Great Grandparents together with their
six children. The picture was taken about 1892 in Berlin.
I have everyone's birth dates confirmed both by Birth Certificates and
entries in our Family Bible.
However the ages of the youngest 3 children make no sense unless one of them
named Ernst is in fact a girl.
Does anyone have any knowledge of whether Girls in the late 1800's
(1870-1880) might have been called Ernst. This is the only way that the
picture would make any sense.


Vivi <vivisilco@...>
 

Could Ernst be a Girl's name?

Perhaps a short of Ernestine? According to
http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/ernestine
Ernestine is a Germany baby name, meaning serious, determined.

Vivian Cohen vivisilco@...


robert.heuman@...
 

The other thing to consider is that the boy was dressed in a dress,
which was common at that time for younger children still in diapers.
Look at photos of some of the boys in the English Royal Family at that
time and you will see that was fairly common there, and remember that
the families of the English Royal Family and the German Royal Family
were inter-related and spoke to each other regularly back then... so
Ernst may indeed be a boy in a dress and with long hair if he is young
enough.

RsH robert.heuman@...