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My middle name is Nannie... you can image the horror I felt as a child growing up with this middle name. In fact, I hated both my first and middle name...As a child I hid it from my friends and my second grade teacher actually changed it on my school transcripts to Ruth. As I grew up I often wondered why my mother hadn't named me something beautiful like she had my older sisters. There was Landis, Lynn, Elizabeth, Emma and Joyce... So this made me hate my names even more. So one day I asked my mother why she gave me such ugly names (as children often feel) And she explained to me that my father had named me and why. I was the last child born, the last daughter. He had lost his mother Nannie when he was just a boy. And his grandmother Martha had raised him from a then on. The two women he loved most in his youth and he wanted to name one of his daughters after them. My mother had named the others, but she allowed him the honor of naming me. After she explained to me what a precious gift and honor my father had bestowed upon me my feelings for the name changed. I began loving the name Nannie and my first name as well. When I researched what these names meant and the origin of the names I felt even more honored. The name of Nannie means' "GRACE" or GRACEFUL" and my first name of Martha means "LADY"... This has made me love my names even more... The origin of Nannie is derived from the name Ann,Anne... and Martha derived from Mary (mother of Christ). As I have gotten older I have learned that everyone is named as they should be. There is something in a name...For I am a Graceful Lady as my family and friends have named me... and that isn't such a bad thing after all.
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