Thursday, February 11, 2010

What is in a name?

When I decided to create a blog I knew that the name would be Granted. As I started trying to create the blog I realized that Granted was a very popular word and had to start improvising (PermissionGranted, AccessGranted,ToBeGranted, etc.). Well, I decided to look up the meaning of the word Grant and fell in love with the word/name even more then I already was.

To Grant something is to give something; a gift, property, permission. To be Granted is to receive these things. To take for Granted is to accept without question or objection.

We had considered the name Grant for a grand total of about 33 seconds before Grant was born. We were 99% sure his name would be Alden, even though neither Jon nor I could really bring ourselves to say the name when talking about "the baby". When Grant was born he was a very manly looking baby, and Alden just didn't seem to fit. I hadn't even really laid eyes on him when Jon came over and said "He is huge, and has lots of hair, and his name is Grant". I never would have imagined that I would let Jon fully name him, but somehow Grant was so perfect that I couldn't object.

I absolutely love Grant's name. It fits everything about him perfectly. We have been Granted a perfect, healthy, and amazing little boy who has captured our hearts and made everything about our lives better, please let us never take our Grant for Granted.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Peer Pressure Kills

Since my entire family has started blogging I have decided to give it a try. I am not a big fan of writing, but I am a big fan of the computer and recording events so this is probably a good way to do that.