Names of the Week: Sadie and Granger

Hello everyone! It's time for names of the weeks again! I recently featured the names of some Twin City twins: Whitney and Colton, and mentioned that they had kind of a southern style. Southern and country-sounding names are pretty popular here in Texas and other southern and midwestern states (go figure). While I wouldn't consider southern-style names my typical style, I thought I'd feature two of my favorite names in that category. I hope you like them!

Hebrew, diminutive of Sarah
Ranked #46 in 2014

Sadie is a lovely little name that started out as a nickname for the Hebrew name Sarah, which means princess. As is the case with Liam and William, the nickname Sadie is now more popular than the original. Currently, Sadie is #46 and Sarah is #50. Sadie is a perfectly adorable name, glowing with southern charm. Something I like about Sadie is that it's very cute on a little girl but it's not so cutesy that it doesn't sound good on a grown woman. Recently, Sadie Robertson of the Duck Dynasty has put this name in the spotlight, adding to it's southern appeal. Personally, I prefer Sadie as a nickname, but maybe not for Sarah. I've toyed with the idea of Sadie as a nickname for Susannah but I don't know if it works or not. Overall, Sadie is a great choice for someone who wants a very respectable name with country sound.

What do you think of the name Granger and Sadie? What middle names would you give them? What would you name a brother or sister to Granger and Sadie? Let me know in the comments!

Not ranked in the top 1000 in 2014

Granger is not a very common first name but it fits in perfectly with the trend of using occupational surnames as first names. Names like Carter, Sawyer, Cooper, and Tyler all fit into this trend and they all tend to be popular in the southern and midwestern states. If you like any of those names but are looking for something less popular, Granger would be a great choice. Granger would also make a wonderful choice for the son of a farmer or if you wanted to honor a farmer with your naming choice.  Of course, any Harry Potter fan will recognize Granger as the heroine Hermione's last name. With a sound that's popular in southern and midwestern states and the meaning "farmer", a popular profession in southern and midwestern states, I think Granger would make an excellent choice for parents looking for a unique name with some country twang. 

What middle names would you pair with Sadie and Granger? What would you name a brother and sister to Sadie and Granger? Let me know in the comments!

God bless and thanks for reading!

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