Celebrate yourself with Celebrate Your Name Week!

Feb 28, 2013
It’s time to party! Maybe your birthday isn’t in March, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate yourself. National Celebrate Your Name Week (CYNW) kicks off March 3rd and it’s an entire week dedicate to you… or at least your name. Have you ever thought about how you got your name? Are there any interesting facts about it? This is the time to discover them! CYNW got me thinking about own moniker and here are a few fun tidbits I discovered. Both my given name and myHebrew name come from my great grandmother on my mom’s side of the family. In Jewish tradition, children aren’t named after living relatives. I was given an “L” name to honor the passing of my mom’s grandmother. According the website PokeMyName.com, which has tons of interesting information, the name Lauren is the 393rd most popular name in the US. In 1983, the year I was born, it was the 24th most popular name. The name Lauren is derived from the word Laurel which is symbolic of honor and victory. And there’s a lot more to learn! If you want a fun way to participate in Celebrate Your Name Week, while unraveling the mysteries behind your moniker, why not check out Klutz’s The Truth About My Name and What it Reveals About Me!, a clever little book of secrets, games, and fortunes, all centering around your name. Learn how your initials reveal your inner awesomeness, discover your vampire name, make up tricky nicknames and more! The book also comes with metal charms you can personalize with your own monogram. For more CYNW fun, check-out the official site for the week, which includes a creative list of ways to participate. Ready to celebrate your name? Let us know some interesting facts about it in the comments.