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  1. #1
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    Anna Grace- does this bug you, too?

    A couple we know just named their daughter Anna Grace. So essentially- Grace Grace. Anna Grace does sound pretty together, but the meaning thing bothers me. Unless I am totally wrong about Anna meaning Grace? I just have to wonder- do they know and they did it on purpose? Or do they have no idea? I don't know them well enough to ask, really.

    Anyhow, do you know anyone who named their kid like this? Does it bug you? My husband works with a guy named Dave Davison, that kind of bothers me in the same way.

  2. #3
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    Anna does come from Hannah, which means "grace, favour" in Hebrew.

    The meaning isn't apparent in English, so I guess that the parents probably didn't know. I wouldn't use it myself, but for someone else's child I don't mind it, since Anna doesn't jump out as meaning "grace" to the average English speaker.

  3. #5
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    Honestly, I rarely remember meanings and don't ascribe much importance to them when I do. The only thing that bothers me a little is that the parents don't seem to have done any research on the names they chose.

    I know a sibset of Hannah and Grace, (whose parents were aware that both names meant the same thing), and while both the names and theme-y meanings are NMS, it doesn't really bother me.
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    No, I think it's beautiful!

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    Yes.... it bothers me too. ._.
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