What’s In a Name?
Dad has nicknamed all of his kids and grandkids. These names have special meanings that are both loving and positive. I think you will enjoy this e-mail that we got this week and how a name can really have an impact.
My name is Keeper B. Stewart .
I am here to ask if this question could be passed on to Tom Ziglar or Zig Ziglar himself.
I am 19 years old and I was born on March 4, 1989.
Before I was born my parents read one of your father’s books (Raising Positive Kids In A Negative World) .On page 190, paragraph three in the section “Excitement and Love.” he quotes, “Good Morning, this is Keeper’s proud granddaddy!” My name was chosen from that book and I love my name. I was just wondering if I was named after a real one of his granddaughters…so if you could contact me this would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time…
Following is Laurie Magers’ reply. Laurie is Dad’s Executive Assistant.
Good morning, Keeper,
You were named for one of Mr. Ziglar’s real-life granddaughters, although “Keeper” is a nickname for her. Her real name is Katherine and Mr. Ziglar still calls her “Keeper.” He has nicknames for all of his children and grandchildren.
It looks like you may have another similarity to the Ziglar family, inasmuch as one of Mr. Ziglar’s daughters is a lover of horses – actually, Julie loves all animals. Interesting.
Let me know if I can answer more questions for you, Keeper. Thank you for contacting us – I think your name is terrific!
Of course, I had to add my two cents’ worth! Here is my reply to Keeper:
Keeper – what an awesome letter to get from you! You do have a beautiful and blessed name. When my daughter Alexandra was born, Dad gave her the nickname of Promise. Latter on Katherine (Keeper) babysat Alexandra (Promise) – she was the Promise Keeper! How about that!
Keeper, would it be ok with you if I used your email in one of my blogs? Just let me know.
Embrace the Struggle!
Here is a thought for you. Names are powerful. If you don’t have loving and meaningful nicknames for your loved ones, why don’t you come up with some right now?