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found a name

found a name

I think I’ve found it.

My grandma name :: one that fits me and one that my children’s offspring will hopefully enjoy calling me.

But before that grand announcement {no pun intended!}, I have to tell you that I’ve completely obsessed about this.  Even in the middle of tossing emotions, as the thought of becoming ‘grandmother’ to some little person hit me, I would starting thinking of a name.  What are they all going to call me?

I thought of just allowing little Isaiah to name me and set the tone for future grandchildren :: but then my husband went ahead and chose his own name.


Great.  Now I felt the need to choose one too!  So I obsessed a bit more…{by this I mean that Google became a near & dear friend for several days; alright, that is a slight exaggeration}

Then one morning out of the blue, a name popped into my head.  Nia.  Nia (pronounced nee-ah).

Ooooh, I liked it.  Short, cute, sweet and yet I can imagine it growing with me.  I wrote it out, whispered it often and matched it up with grandpa’s choice.  Papa and Nia.  Nia and Papa.  Yep, this was a keeper.

True to my personality, knowing it was a choice for a girl’s name (though I’ve never met anyone with the name), I looked it up to be sure it didn’t have an odd meaning.  And that discovery sealed the deal ~


Origin and Meaning of the Name Nia :: radiance, brightness; also from a Swahili word meaning purpose.


Oh, I seriously hope Isaiah likes it too.


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  • Ann@His Grace To MeJuly 14, 2010 - 11:58 pm

    So beautiful! (happy sigh)ReplyCancel

  • JackieJuly 15, 2010 - 8:12 am
  • tea time and rosesJuly 15, 2010 - 4:47 pm

    A beautiful name, I love the sound of it.

    It seems your blog is even more beautiful each time I visit, your photos are amazing.

    I am having a little giveaway and would love for you to join in.:o)



  • DeeJuly 21, 2010 - 9:06 pm

    Congratulations on your new grandbaby! Love the name, Nia, but just wanted to give you another option. Why not Mia? It sounds like Nia, but starts with an M, which usually babies have an easier time saying, like mama. Mia means, Mine. And you are his. 😉 Just another option.

    Many Blessings,

    Dee 🙂ReplyCancel

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