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By Luetta Newnam, Broker | Broker in Scottsdale, AZ

What's In A Name?

Ilyce Glink author of Buy, Close, and Move In complimented my name today. I took a moment to explain the origin to her.

She and I both know what it is like to grow up with a unique name. I think she may have me beat though. I thought I would share my reply.

I was I was named after Grandma Lula and Grandma Etta in Missouri. Of course I hated it as a child, but have embraced it and use it as a brand now.

I don't lightly accept Loretta, Lavita, Woletta, Wooletta, or Lu as a replacement. Through social networking I have become friends with about 5 other “Luetta’s” on Facebook. They are all ages and one in Canada. I ran across a Luetta in real life at a Dr’s office no less. We both stood up when they called our name. She was older and almost passed out. It was her first time.


As I followed my mentions on twitter one day I noticed something about a murder in “Luetta Moore Park”. My maiden name was Moore! What are the chances of that? Thankfully, Luetta Moore Park is being revitalized today.

I discovered I was so not alone even though none of the magnets or tiny license plates had my name on them.


By Frances Flynn Thorsen,  Thu Apr 15 2010, 08:15
I think Luetta is a gorgeous name. I'm not always sure whether we wear our names or if we give meaning to the names that brand us. Both my grandmothers were Franceses.

I think Luetta is a wonderful name in letters and sound. I think it is magnificent in the person I know who wears it ... That splendor reaches beyond letters and sound and goes to the human heart and soul. It is no wonder there are no magnets on the shelf ... the name is too special ... as special as the heart and soul that wears it is rare.

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