A-Z blog challenge A – is for ANNE

A – is for ANNE and may be Greek or Hebrew. Might mean gracious, or merciful or God favours me. Hmn!



Anne was a very popular choice of girl’s name when I was born as Her Majesty chose that name, and spelling, for her daughter. My own came from the lovely lady who carried me at my Baptism and was unable to have her own children. She took an enduring interest in me and was much missed when she died.

Sadly being first in the alphabet didn’t help bump me up the queue in school as surnames were used. I still haven’t forgiven the sewing teacher for landing me with red-check gingham.

Does your name begin with A?