TulipByAnyName writes about grandma names and some cool alternatives to honour them.
My Mum isn’t yet from the gramma generation, she was born in early 70’s, her name is Anna, which is an extremely popular name here for many generations, I’d say it is one of those universal ones, although nowadays is slowly going out of fashion. But I think that to honour my Mum, I could simply give my daughter the name Anna as a middle name. If I lived somewhere else I could also consider Anwen, Annabel(la), Aine, Anneli or just Anne, or maybe ANnelise. I could also think about something related to Grace, since Anna means grace. Maybe Gracelyn(n) or Graciela.
What is your mum’s name and what name would you give to your daughter to honour her?
The baby in this picture is so adorable but Grandma’s today are much more stylish and hip than the old-school Granny cliches! Grandma’s today are typically in their 50’s or 60’s so let’s look at some of the most popular names from that generation. I plucked names from 58 years ago in 1960, since most of these names held popularity for several years making them now Grandma-aged names!
Mary, a Hebrew name meaning bitter, was the Number 1 name in 1960 and today ranks and Number 126. Mary was a Top 10 name from 1900-1971 so chances are you have a Grandma, Great-Grandma, Aunt, or other female relative named Mary. My favorite modern Mary alternative is Maren. I love how familar yet unique Maren is. Maren has Latin roots meaning sea. There are probably 1,000 variations and diminutives of Mary, but a few I think make nice modern…
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