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Double names and family names are very popular in the South. If you can combine the two, you’ve got a winner! I think the employing of double names gives honor to the past while making the name unique to the child. I like this tradition. I was named after my maternal grandmother. I have her given name, her maiden name and her nickname. Mimi was her nickname which is the name I use.
We gave our daughter a double name. We named her after both of her grandmothers. I think we called her both names for two weeks and then, we started calling her by a nickname. Sometimes, I wish we had stuck to it but her nickname suits her. If you’re curious about double name combinations, click here. This list has plenty to choose from.
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Does your name have a story?
“…Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1b NIV Bible