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April 16th, 2014 01:31 PM #1Senior Member
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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.
April 16th, 2014 01:41 PM #3
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.
April 16th, 2014 02:21 PM #5
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.Gwen
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April 16th, 2014 05:22 PM #7
No, I think it's beautiful!
April 16th, 2014 05:29 PM #9
Yes.... it bothers me too. ._.Cynthia/Luna
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