What is in a name?

Everyone recognizes himself or herself  by name.

Meaning of the name Aletta

It was the custom for Afrikaner married couples to name their first son after the husband’s father and their first daughter after the wife’s mother. My granny had 7 children, 5 of them had daughters!! Therefor in my family there were 6 Aletta’s!!

This photo was taken  in the early sixties, me being the youngest!

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39 thoughts on “What is in a name?

  1. Almal ewe mooi, die Alettas. I rather like this naming convention. I was named for my mother and grandmother, in fact, I was able to trace my name through seven generations in my family and it always gives me such an awesome sense of “belonging”.

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