Following the prompts of Amy Johnson Crow for 52 weeks 52 ancestors- Week 6’s prompt is – Favorite Name
With a progeny of family names it is not difficult to choose a favorite. This name is unique and combines information from both mother and father thus tying this person to their family each day.
Larnell, [lawr-nel], is a combination of her parents names, Lawrence and Nell. Her mother originally spelled her name Laurnell however people kept prounouncing it incorrectly so the u was quickly deleted.
Having a unique name has it’s benefits and its’ disadvantages.When she was young her name caused confusion many times. However, if pronouncing Larnell was bad trying to figure out how to pronounce her last name, Smaihall [smey-hawl], was worse.