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She got the nick name from my little niece Aubrey who was thrilled to come visit Savannah for the first time.  She and her mother Jamie worked for weeks pronouncing “Sa-van-nah” but her poor little lips could never quite form the “v” properly.  No matter how hard she tried she would always pronounce a “b”.  And remembering the whole name Savannah was just way to long.  So when she met Savannah–and for the duration of the trip–she would gleefully scream “Bana” at every opportune moment.  From that moment on, “Bana” was born, and she has remained Bana to her close family and friends.