March 3 — Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female first name you’ve come across in your family tree.
I was named after my Grandma Katie (she's Katherine and I'm Catherine). It was nice to have that connection with her. She was married to this guy and fled the state (Michigan) to get away from him, so I rarely saw her and didn't know her well. She looks pensive in that photo, but the few times she did visit, her energetic and sunny personality shone through. Grandma Katie was named after her mother, Katie (Rice) Johnson.
My middle name, Marilyn, was given to me because I shared a birthday with one of my parents' friends, Marilyn Robinson.