Celebrate Your Name Week! Plus, GRAND Social No. 246 link party for grandparents

Celebrate Your Name Week!

Time to note yet another nutty national — or, as is the case today — international event few folks know exists despite the fun to be had in its name. I'm talking Internation Celebrate Your Name Week, which runs this week, March 5-11, 2017. Oh, yeah! 'Tis true!

You can find all sorts ideas for celebrating the special week dedicated to "making sure your name is a respected, celebrated part of your personhood" on the official International Celebrate Your Name Week website

One way I'm celebrating it is by sharing this video of the top baby names of the past many, many decades... up through 2013. Oh, yes I am! And I'm happy to say that my name, Lisa, was the No. 1 name the year of my birth. Woot!

How about yours? Check out the video below for your birth year. And, as so few of us were born in the 1800s, even the earliest 1900s, please note that a helpful reference point for searching your year is that 1950 appears at 3:30 minutes into the video. Search backward or forward from there for yours.

Oh, what fun it is celebrating our names, right!? And to think the week has only just begun!

Happy Celebrate Your Name Week, my friends, whatever your name may be!

GRAND Social No. 246

Let's continue celebrating YOU with the sharing of your links in this week's GRAND Social! I look forward to reading your posts! Cheers!

grand social link party

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
  • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
  • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
  • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:

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  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
  • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.