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April 16th, 2014 12:31 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 12:41 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 01:21 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.g w e n
❀ Viola Mireille ○ Sancia Blue ○ Cosima Vale ○ Odette Susanna
Dash Apollo ○ Madoc Orion ○ Mars Auberon ○ Kieran Atlas ✮
Cameron Alastor Wilde ⋆ Emmett Fidelio Scout ⋆ Zeke Borealis
Zara Fionnuala ⋆ Coraline Octavia Luna ⋆ Cleo Amara ⋆ Adela Seraphine
↠ v o t e ↞
April 16th, 2014 04:22 PM #7
No, I think it's beautiful!
April 16th, 2014 04:29 PM #9
Yes.... it bothers me too. ._.Cynthia/Luna
twenty-something name nerd. infj
Seraphina Juliette Audrey. Evangeline Laetitia Odette. Catalina Ariadne Helen. Valentina Bellatrix Yvaine
Violetta Catherine Lenore. Isabelle Faustina Clare. Rosalind Anna Belphoebe. Guinevere Cassia Ottilie
Vanessa Rose Aphrodite. Helena Edelweiss. Talitha Caroline. Aurelia Madelief
Peregrine Lysander James. Gavriel Alexander Callum. James Luca Auberon. Edmund Frederic Altair
Perseus Arthur Flynn. Cassius Jason Alaric. Damien Alexei Orion