Thursday, February 5, 2009

Two Maples


I have google alerts for NorthStarAlpacas and Maple Smith so that when these words are mentioned out there somewhere, I get a link to them. My Maple links are usually related to wood, you know- bats, musical instruments, things like that, and of course, lots of Maple Leaf hockey referrals.
But this week I was linked to http://joshbrandymaple.wordpress.com/ , the blog of Brandy Shelton of Johnson City, Tennessee. Lo and behold, here's little Maple Rae who was born on December 7, 2008.
Oh, my, another Maple. It's kind of like having another grandbaby out there.
Brandy (mom) and I have corresponded some. She wondered how I got my name. My grandma, who died in her 30s, was named Maple, and the story goes (I find this hard to believe) that she was named after my greatgrandfather's girlfriend back in Ireland.

5 comments:

Margaret said...

How much fun is this, Maple! I'm sure you don't encounter your namesake everyday, eh?

My daughter-in-law took special care to find less popular names for her 2 girls, Gwendolyn and Lillian. She grew up as Jennifer, and found that in every classroom and group there were always several Jennifer's which led to some confusion of who was being called upon.

Personally, I rarely encounter this problem with Margaret, and I think you would even less so with Maple. At least in these parts Maple is not familiar.

Maple is a lovely and unique name, and both you and your new little friend are blessed with it.

My mom (Annie) wanted a 'Peggy', so named me Margaret, but after I was born found she didn't like Peggy so much after all and stuck to Margaret. Middle name - Rose. lol

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

Maple, that has got to be one of the cutest babies I have ever laid eyes on!!! Thanks for sharing this sweet story ;)

Meg said...

I love those baby pictures, they're really unique!!

One of my favorite things is stories behind people's names. My middle name is my grandpa's middle name, Lee. My brother's middle name is one that's passed down to the first born son on my Dad's side. The middle name alternates from "Ian" and "John" between the generations, Ian is scottish for John.

DD#2 said...

Oh, wow, another Maple! I love my middle name because of the person I am named after:) I hope this new little person embraces her unique name!
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Gina - RoseThistleArtworks said...

What a happy, beautiful smiling baby! I'm sure she will love her unique name. :)

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