March 5th Namesake Day

I was named after my two grandfathers. Many of us are named after our grandparents or parents. Sometime our names date back to some ancestor that strongly influenced the family or maybe was famous for some reason, good or bad. My grandmother’s name was Effie Katherine Amelia… needless to say, no one in the family was named after her even though she was a really cool lady… some names like Effie fit a cow better than a human. (No offense to anyone named Effie) When giving your child a namesake name, be careful of what it is… and what it says about you!

How to celebrate – See if you were named after anyone. Research your family to see if there is anyone you should name a child after. Make sure you look at the initials your child will be settled with.


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