Saturday, August 18, 2007

What's in a name?

I don't think we realized what a big deal naming our baby was until we found out we were having a boy. When it came time to actually settle on a name, the permanence of it all really began to sink in--whatever we decide on, our kid will live with forever. And while we are very appreciative of the many suggestions we have received (Rufus, Sean John, Nellie Pearl, and Jethro Tull), we eventually decided to strike out on our own. So barring any major changes of heart before December, Baby Patrick will be forever known as Judah Griffin. We will call him Judah, which has both familial and biblical significance. Shea's great-grandmother Carroll's maiden name was Judah. In Hebrew, Judah means "the praise of the Lord." Griffin is the last name of one of our favorite singers. Deciding on his name (and now telling the world about it) has added yet another layer of reality to this whole process (as did picking up the crib earlier today). We are continually amazed that we are in the middle of this process and continue to thank God for his gracious gift to us. WE CAN'T WAIT FOR DECEMBER TO GET HERE!!!!

8 comments:

Julie A. said...

So you finally settled it name dilemma! I can't wait for December either!!! Love you both (I mean, all three of you)!

Anonymous said...

Cute choice. I know it's hard to pick something that will be stuck with the child for all of their life and it's one of those things they'll either hate you or like it... so, the jury is out on that one for baby Patrick yet... but for now... I think it's adorable!! Good job on being original and cute at the same time!
Beth Buckner

Emily & Danny Giffen said...

Precious name.

Susan Moll said...

What a cool name! I love it! And I love that i has good meaning. Ya'll did a great job. Can't wait to meet Little Judah!

Anonymous said...

I love it!!! Judah is an awesome name!

I can't wait to see y'all hopefully over Labor Day weekend! We'll have to compare tummies!

Michelle Jones

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the name! I think it's very 'handsome' (isn't it better to say that for a boy? lol) Hate I missed you on the 4th. Maybe we can get together the next time you're in PC. Take care!
Lisa

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!! I love it. Thanks for the update! PS the word verification below is cursing at me!

Anonymous said...

Oops that was me above. ~ Stacey