Thursday, April 30, 2015


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What's in a name? A few years ago, I heard a name that was new to me. Now, if this is your name, or that of a loved one, please forgive me.

I asked myself, when I heard (read) the name, "Why would anybody on God's green earth ever hang a name like that on a pore (southern pronunciation) little, defenseless baby?"

Well, I have two friends who named their little boys Zander, which is why I didn't ask it out loud.

So, this morning, I looked it up. Come to find out, it is an abbreviated form of the name, Alexander, and its origin is Slavic and Greek. It means, "strong defender ".

My apologies for the critical view that I had taken. When I realize that I am wrong about something, I'll be the first to admit it.

More power to all you little Zanders out there! May you live up to the meaning of your name and defend the weak and powerless! 

And don't pulverize them when they poke fun at your name, please.


Anne Marie Schlueter said...

Hahahaha! I'm literally giggling. I've heard Zander before and thought it was definitely an interesting one. I think Alexander sounds so much better.

Congrats on finishing the challenge! It's been such a pleasure getting to know you a little bit and looking forward to reading more of your posts soon!=)

Anonymous said...

Because poke they will.....for sure. Still, it's not nearly as bad as some of the names the rich and famous are coming up with for their offspring.
It's been a great A to Z hasn't it?

Grammy said...

Thanks, Anne Marie, it's been great getting to know you as well.

Delores, I can only imagine the things other kids would say to Zander like:
Zander, Zander, Head full of dander.

Oh, and the FB friend in California has let her little blond headed boy's hair grow long. the first time I saw him, I thought he was a cute little girl. Go figure!

mike spain said...

It's neat to find out the origins of name.

Grammy said...

Right, Mike. Thank you for the visit.

jaybird said...

I have heard some really strange baby names. It's always awkward when you ask, "What are you naming the baby?" And the soon to be parents rattle off two names that are so odd you try not to react badly. My cousin just had a baby girl and named her "Haven Monroe". I'm sorry but that name just screams adult film star actress to me; and God forgive me for saying it, but I'm still trying to get used to it.

Mom B said...

And she made it through another challenge of interesting posts! Good job, Mom!

Blabbin' Grammy said...

Yeah, jaybird, that is an odd one all right.
Thanks, Carol. It was fun as always.

diedre Knight said...

Congratulations! Looks like it wasn't your first rodeo anyway, but isn't it grand to finish? I like the name Zander, especially now that you've explained the meaning :-)

Arlee Bird said...

I guess I've heard that name but never thought too much about it. I've weirder names in recent times.

Congratulations in making another successful tour of the alphabet!

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Entrepreneurial Goddess said...

Hello there.
Congratulations on surviving the A-Z Challenge! I didn't get to visit your blog during the crazy month of April so I'm popping over today from the Road Trip.

Entrepreneurial Goddess