For example, I worked with and then for (as a farmhand) my Uncle Dick, the last Vaughan/Vaughn to operate the small farm my great-grandfather Christ Vaughan homesteaded in the Township of Rock Falls, Lincoln County, Wisconsin. "Uncle Dick" was my great-uncle, and his real name was Arnold Joseph Vaughn, not Dick or Richard!
"Jane's" name was Everald, and she was my dad's mother's sister's son's widow! [Her middle name was Jane]. But in the reality of the times when they were growing up, my dad and his cousin Stanley were like brothers. In fact, I got used to my dad calling me "Stanley;" it was when he couldn't remember either my name or Stanley's name and called me "Roy" (dad's half-brother) or "Leslie" (Stanley's half-brother) that I'd get a little irked. ;-}
It also came as a shock to realize from Jane's death notice that she was only about 15 years older than me! After all, when I was a kid she was an adult, the mother of the cousins I played with, and that put her on the same level as my folks!
Considering how complicated that side of the family's history is, the naming anomalies are probably all the insights I'm capable of right now. It will be VERY hard for this old brain to sort out the second cousins and their kids and grandkids at the funeral and reception tomorrow! I think the last time I saw one of my cousins, Wilmer, may have been more than 40 years ago! tv