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I actually did not know about the naming pattern till I was down the track with my research, mainly with the assistance of the Scotland census and Family Search some years ago and subsequent contact with a distant relative online from Canada.
It was like the discovery of the use of the naming pattern validated or confirmed my research! It also helped explain the unusual middle name of my Grandmother who I have fond memories of. Her name was Annie Murray Good. I had never asked her the origin of her name
She was born in January 1903 in Coolgardie, Western Australia. My research later revealed that our pioneer ancestor to Australia (her Grandmother) was Irish Woman Mary Ann Murray.
The Scottish naming pattern was so strong that it continued after emigration to Australia and despite the mix of the addition of Irish and English brides along the way. Some names can also be historically linked to a place.