What you name your child has to be one of the most important things parents do for their child. My mom’s name was Natalia and I remember her telling me that she didn’t like her name when she was young and then it dawned on her that her mom and dad specially selected that name for her and from that moment on she loved her name. I loved it too.
I love tradition so I’m a sucker for traditional names, but some names are slowly becoming obsolete. I guess it happens, I mean when was the last time you ran into an Ocatavio or Calpurnia? Okay…even I wouldn’t go that traditional!
Mashable.com compiled a list of 36 names that may go the way of the rotary phone ( aww, I love rotary phones!).
I love my name even though it is a shortened version of it but I got the blessing of my parents to use it besides whenever I was in trouble I got the full name Graciela and FYI, I heard my full name a lot!