March 3 — Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female first name you’ve come across in your family tree.
Now most people know me as Yvette Marie (Porter) Moore. This was the name given to me by my parents when they adopted me. When I turned 18 years old, I was curious about my birth family, so I contacted the adoption agency requesting non-identifying information. When I received the papers in the mail, to my surprise, the worker wrote my birth “Given” name in the information.
I was named “Victoria.” Later on when I did the research of my name through the birth index, I discovered that my name was Victoria Ann Espinoza-Mitchell. I really liked my birth name, but not enough to change back as I have grown accustomed to who I am.
Because I thought my name was pretty and being sentimental and in a spiritual sense, I decided to name my second and last daughter after me. She carries my name Victoria Ann Porter.
When I met my birth mother, I learned that my Great Grandmother was named Victoria Ann, and that it was a family tradition.
What a wonderful thing to be able to do…Share my name with my youngest. What was taken, now is given.