The Name Game
When working on a Remembrance Book or a Life Book, one page or two that you might want to consider would be the history of the person’s name. Historically children were commonly named after a family member or a person in the community that was special to the family. The family hoped that the child would follow in the footsteps of the person (s)he was named after. Sharing the same name would help the child to remember to follow good examples.
The old European method of naming children was to name the first born son after the paternal father’s father and the first born daughter after the paternal father’s mother. The second son would usually be named after the maternal mother’s father and the second daughter after the maternal mother’s mother. Then the names would usually be taken from the father’s brothers and sisters, and then the mother’s sisters and brothers. If there were still more children, in Italian families the child would be named after the saint who shared their birth date. If there was no saint named on their birthday, then the male child would usually be named after the Patron Saint of Italy, who is Saint Joseph. The female child would be named after the Virgin Mary.
Here are some ideas for you to consider. Who in the family was the person named after? What was the relationship between those two people? Did they share the same traits and activities? Did the family have the tradition of naming the oldest child after their grandparent?
Having said all of this, I decided to find out who I was named after. My mother broke the family tradition by naming me after a character from a movie, “Old Acquaintance” starring Bette Davis. I did further research on my name, and made the following two pages for my own Life Book. I am sharing these pages with you in case you may want to make a name page of your own.
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On May 18th, 2012 our beautiful youngest granddaughter Kayla graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She received her degree in psychology. I was unable to attend the ceremony due to health issues which made me sad, because she is the first one in our family to complete her college education and graduate with a degree. We were able to order the photos of the event, and both Kayla and her mother took photos of the day, which are included in this layout. Kayla is planning to continue her education by going for her Master’s Degree. She has been working steadily since she was in high school, and is paying her own way through college, which is another reason why our family is so proud of her. The only problem I have is that the school is a long distance from us, and she can only come home once or twice a year because of her school schedule and her job. But as they say, “the tassel is worth the hassle”. Our whole family is so very, very proud of her! Credits: Designs by Dee
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May 29, 2012 (Williamson County, TX) – Governor Rick Perry has appointed Mackenzie Kelly, Williamson County emergency management technician, to the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. The Governor also reappointed four members for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2014. The committee works to ensure Texans with disabilities may live their lives with integrity, independence and productivity. — at Williamson County Court House. Mackenzie is our granddaughter and we are very proud of her. I put the layout together using elements from Family Album, Family Tree Album, and Lavender Meadows. All of these scrap kits are from the Forget Me Nots Studio, Theresa Lindamood, Designer.
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These are the Memorial Day Layouts I have been working on and have decided to finally post them for the Memorial Day Holiday this weekend. On the first one I used a paper and an element from Revolutionary War digital scrapkit designed by Jean Daughtery, which is no longer available. The photo in the last layout is a picture of the Margretten US Forces Cemetery in the Netherlands where my Great Uncle Chris is buried, having been killed in Germany during WWII.
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“Spending Time With Rebekah” is a layout I created this week for the Progressive Challenge at Victorian Rose Designs. All of the elements are from Victorian Rose Designs. Since Rebekah was born, I have tried to make at least one layout a month featuring her to show how she is changing from a baby to a “big girl”. Rebekah will be three in July of this year, and every time I see her, is precious. If anyone would like to make their own page, the directions are on Victorian Rose’s Website in the area of Challenges. There you will find step by step directions for all of the Challenges we have created so far. Thank you all for looking. http://victorianrosedesigns.com/
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Inspired by the Progressive Challenge offered by Victorian Rose Designs, I have made two more layouts using the techniques that I learned. If anyone would like to know how these layouts are made, the directions for this Challenge is located on the Victorian Rose Website, in the Forum area under “Challenges” and then under “Progressive” . The link for Victorian Rose Designs is located on the lower right hand side of my Home Page. These two layouts will become part of my Life Book under the chapter “Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren”. The first layout is a photo taken the day I was reunited with our granddaughter Kristin. The journaling reads: Thirty years ago our beloved granddaughter Kristin was lost to us. In the years following, we never gave up hope and prayed that one day she would be back with us and our family. That dream was realized in February when we discovered that she was searching for us. When she visited with us we realized that our family is complete once more. The stones in this layout represent the many stumbling blocks” and emotions Kristin had to overcome to be with us. This has been a long journey and Kristin is now reunited with our family. The second layout shows a photo of my two oldest granddaughters, Kristin and Mackenzie taken the same day. There is a difference of four years between the two girls.
“Our Found Granddaughter” Credits: Victorian Rose Designs, Spring Fresh Digital Scrapbook Kit & Ruth Davis Scrapbook Kit Words of Life
“Sisters” – Victorian Rose Designs – Spring Fresh, Faith Companion, Sisters and Wings of Love
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I just finished a Challenge at Victorian Rose Designs Website. The layout is called “Lone Star Gal” and features my granddaughter, Mackenzie Anne Kelly. The credits for the layout are almost all from Victoria Rose Designs Digital Scrap Kits and are available there. These are: Credits: Victorian Rose Designs – Spring Fresh, Morning Glory, For Grandmas, Fresh Berries, Live Laugh Love & Always Overlay. The Texas Elements are from Designs by Dee. The link to Victoria Rose Designs can by found in the Link area of my homepage.
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