Awesomeness

Everyone’s family has their interesting characters, yes? My dad’s side of the family is linked to some pretty shady folks. I know that we are somehow related to Aaron Burr. I also know that there was some man with an extended version of my (old) last name who was beheaded in the Tower of London for attempting to assassinate the queen. I’d really like to see a good family tree, but I’m not sure that we have one. Oh well. Anyway, my grandmother’s aunt Primrose is best known for leaving the family to join the circus. She was a trapeze artist and at some point she fell to her death. What I didn’t know was that Primrose was in fact her middle name, and that Vera was her first!
The reason this is of importance? Jeff and I are keeping the sex of our baby a surprise, but we decided months ago that if we have a girl then we’ll name her Vera Jean. Vera, because we like it and it means “truth” in Latin and “faith” in Russian. Jean after Jeff’s mom. So when my dad mentioned this to my grandma, she piped up to tell him that it is, in fact, a family name! I think it’s awesome.

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Comments (12)

  1. pearlstreetdiva

    that is a GGRREEEAAAATTTTT name!!!! And the family links behind it are neat too.

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      I’m so glad you like it!! We really like it- it’s simple, old-fashioned, yet rare enough to be unique.

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  2. 93_millionmiles

    I love it. 🙂

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Yay!

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  3. see_anotherside

    That’s a lovely little coincidence! And it is a really nice name.

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      I’m glad you like it!

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  4. stupidfool

    i agree, that is a pretty name. i also think that ‘primrose’ is a very interesting name!

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Thanks! Yeah, I think Primrose is pretty interesting, and I’m sure it was better for the circus anyway.

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  5. unicorntapestry

    Name

    So pretty! I approve. Not that you need my approval or anything. When I was in utero, my parents told everyone they were going to name me Zerubbabel (Zerubbabelle if I was a girl), so that no one could object to the names they REALLY picked out.

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Re: Name

      Oh, but I do need your approval. We were going to call you moments after birth to check with you- if you said no then we’d scrap it and start over. This really saves us a lot of trouble!

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  6. norwaygranny

    The name Jean is a variation of the name John which means “God’s gracious gift.

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Thanks for letting me know! Your icon makes me want fried chicken.

      Reply

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