Friday, November 4, 2016

My new granddaughter

I am grateful, happy and proud 
to announce the birth of my 
Vilja Marie, 
born on October 22, 2016,
3366 grams and 49 cm.

Vilja Marie is the 5. generation on my maternal side with the name Marie. My paternal grandfather came to Norway from Finland as a young man, and the name Vilja is of finnish origin. The finnish meaning of the name is goodness/kindness and riches; in norwegian the word 'vilje' means willpower. My Finnish great-grandmother's name was also Maria. There's a lot of ancestry in her name :-)

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