Thursday, August 23, 2012

What's in a name?

Have you ever thought about where your name came from?  Until recently, I had never really given much thought or even cared that much of how mine came to be.  The Mertz name has been around for quite a while for many many generations and reaches back to early European days back to the early 1800's.  My birth name, Anthony,  didn't come from any great story or by any other means but they just liked it, the way it sounded with the Mertz name and how it worked with my sister's names.  They did want to name me after my dad's brother Larry and chose his legal name as my middle name, Lawrence.  With the history that Larry had and the life that he lead, it's an honor to carry his name!