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Brooklyn? Be glad it's not Fozzitt.

BROOKLYN Beckham and Apple Martin may live to regret their unusual names - but it could have been so much worse.

The trend by stars such as David and Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow to give their offspring odd names is nothing new.

And archivists in the Cornwall Record Office have discovered some crackers dating back centuries.

The records revealed gems including Boadicea Basher, Philadelphia Bunnyface, Faithful Cock, Elizabeth Disco and Fozzitt Bonds.

And one Levi Jeans was married in Padstow in 1797The records turned up odd pairings, including the 1636 nuptials of Nicholas Bone and Priscilla Skin; Charles Swine and Jane Ham (1711); John Mutton and AnnVeale(1791);and Richard Dinner and Mary Cook (1802).

And a real Charity Dingle - as opposed to the Emmerdale character played by Emma Atkins - was baptised in South Petherwin in 1702.

Archive assistant Rene Jackaman began the search after discovering the name Horatio Hornblower in a census entry.

Yesterday, she revealed: "I also found the rest of his family in the Baptist register of Truro. He had siblings named Azubia, Constantia, Jecoliah, Jedidah, Jerusha and Erastus.

"As my name is rather silly, I decided to put them all together in one list. My all-time favourites are Abraham Thunderwolff and Freke Dorothy Fluck Lane."

Other gems included Susan Booze, Edward Evil, Truth Bullock, Charity Chilly, Gentle Fudge, Obedience Ginger and Offspring Gurney

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