When I was a young girl, I really didn't like my name...it is one of those "hand-me-down" names.. I was named 'Grace' after my Aunt who was named 'Grace' after her Aunt. My middle name, 'Gertrude' is my German Oma's(grandmother) name...thus old lady 'hand-me-down' name.
I always wanted something beguiling like "Cassandra" or "Samantha" or something, anything that sounded so cool and sophisticated. Anything but plain old lady 'Grace'.
But as I grew older I learned to appreciate the history of why I was named after 2 beloved women and I gave my daughter my name as her middle name. How lovely it sounds, Meridith Grace.
Recently a very dear friend bestowed me with yet another reason to love & cherish my name...MaryJane adorned my name in mosaics and it is absolutely beautiful. Then another dear friend, Bev, recently created a lovely Lavender Toile Apron and named it after me. How blessed I am to have such dear friends who deem my name worthy that they created a piece of art in honor of my name.
Yes, Grace, is a lovely old fashioned & Biblical name, and now that I am older and wiser I too cherish it.
Back in the 1970's Country singer Porter Wagner sang a song called, "Aint it amazin Gracie, how much I love you"....
The name Grace and Gracie are starting to become popular,,,wow! so I do have a cool, name after all!