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What's in a name?

I believe it was Shakespeare that asked the question. "What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."Technically speaking, I'm old enough to have kids old enough to have kids... (Phew! Say that five times fast). But I'm in no hurry for grandchildren.
I've crafted a lexicon for naming the little rascals once they do show up. I figure, why let my kids go through all that heart ache over selecting a name for my grandchild, right? If you pick a pre-owned name, from one side of the family, you'll get in trouble with the other side. If you pick something simply because it's popular, then you'll spend years of frustrating moments at your pediatrician, listening to five other kids named Grace being called back ahead of yours. 
Now, before we get into my winning formula for naming, let's consider a little background, a.k.a. crazy things I've noticed in recent years and months. Let's start with those fa…

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