Friday, September 7, 2012

The Name Thing

If you read my last post, you will have to deal with yet another “grandmother” issue.  I think my brain is just working way too much because while eating a handful of Peanut M & Ms it dawned on me that I must finalize the name thing.  I know, Gideon will call me whatever he wants to call me and my heart will melt.

However, I want a name that is fun, crazy, and matches my personality.  Nope, I am not prehistoric and all-wise and I will politely remind my children that their mother is too cool be called Granny, Nana, Grandma, etc.  This grandmother has still got a lot of living to do. In the words of my two sweet daughter-in-laws and five nieces, “You have to have a cool grandmother name.”  I am thinking ViVi or Lulu at this point.  I would like to know what our sisterhood members think.

In Biblical times a name was chosen to show significance.  For instance, Abram was given Abraham by the Lord because he would become “the father of a multitude.”  The name Eve, the first mother, means life.  How appropriate.  One of Jacob’s twin boys was born “hairy or shaggy” and he was named Esau, which means exactly hairy or shaggy.  One of my favorite stories is of Isaac’s birth to Sarah and Abraham in their old age.  His name means joy and I am quite sure Isaac brought much joy to his parents.

So see girlfriends, I want a name that reflects me.  I need a unique name that reflects my personality and character.  So will it be Vivi or Lulu?  Oh well, I don’t care.  What I do care is that God knows my name and He loves me just the same.


lam324 said...

Love ViVi for you! So cute and vibrant just like yourself. I did just have an another one to add to the list and it comes from your LOVE of all things chocolate. How about Coco? Just a suggestion.

My children were the first grands on my side so my mom was thinking Granny. No offense to the Granny's in the world but it just doesn't fit my Mama. She is the sweetest, most patient, godliest and fashionable woman I have ever known so I picked my kids to call her Honey. Honey fits her and I adored hearing each of my 3 kids learn to say her name in their sweet baby voice. Sounded like sugar was dripping off their little lips!

Tonya said...

Hi Vickie,

First of all, congratulations on your new role as grandmother!

I wanted to offer a suggestion for what your grandson would call you; maybe since you really like chocolate and M&M's, what about a name that reflects that...just a thought :0)

Pat said...

I think "Nonna"!! It's Italian for Grandmother. That's what Beth chose for her grands to call her.