Thursday, March 06, 2008

The meaning of Grace

It is celebrate your name week - I took up Monica's challenge to do a quick 10 minute search to find out more about my name.

This is what I found...
What's your names hidden meaning?

What Grace Means
You are deeply philosophical and thoughtful. You tend to analyze every aspect of your life.
You are intuitive, brilliant, and quite introverted. You value your time alone.
Often times, you are grumpy with other people. You don't appreciate them trying to interfere in your affairs.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

***I guess some of it is true... some not so much.

Other findings:
The word Grace means hope, wisdom, strength, beauty, a sense of what is right, thoughtfulness toward others, and divine influence acting in humans to make them pure and morally strong.

What does the name Grace mean?

It means grace and gracefulness.

***Hmmmm, I would never describe myself as graceful. I trip on flat ground - regularly!

So, when I was born - I was not named right away. My parents were pretty sure they would give me the name Dawn (my dads name was Donald). But when I arrived I guess I didn't 'look' like a Dawn. The debated for 3 days and were pressured by the hospital staff to name me before they left the hospital. They decided... 'let's just go with Grace'. Both of my grandmothers were named Grace and it's my mother's middle name as well.

I have always loved my name. I shared my name with no on else in all the years I was in school and back then - it was never found on any of the popular items you'd normally find with kids names (little license plates for bikes; stickers; key chains) and I liked it that way.

"I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry... just make me feel alive."
Joey Lauren Adams


girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Grace suits you... Amazing Grace suits you even better!

wild child, rebel, GOOD at everything sounds about right! ;)

Wasn't this fun? If anything it makes you feel more alive that we are WHO we are & we celebrate OUR life, our way!!!



Like Heather... it does not feel like you in any way, I'm glad they ran from it and used Grace- the world is balanced once again. ~Monica

freebird said...

Isn't it great to have gone through school with an unusual name? I never came across anyone with my name either and like you, I liked that. I remember a few unusual names from school. There were two sisters named June and July. (June wasn't so unusual until paired with July). Then there was a girl named Piper. Really. I wondered where her parents found that name!

It's always nice to like the name you are born with. Or named after the fact with, as in your case! :)

GraceBeading said...

Aw Monica... I know Dawn? I'm so glad it's not that :-)

Freebird - yes, it was great to go through school as the only Grace!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note.

Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman